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Identification of adult cardiac arrest using NHS Pathways
  1. Steven J Hatton
  1. NHS Pathways, NHS Digital, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Steven J Hatton, NHS Pathways, NHS Digital, 1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6AE, UK; steven.hatton{at}nhs.net

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Deakin et al 1 reviewed the cardiac arrest (CA) capture rate at initial 999 call triage in one ambulance service over 12 months, using NHS Pathways (Pathways). The study reports call handlers identify 75.9% of cases where CA has occurred. 24.1% (n=753) CA cases were missed during call triage. The authors refer to these as the false negative (FN) population, concluding that 7500 (25%) annual cases of treatable CA are missed, UK …

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