• Vol. 50 No. 3, 200–202
  • 15 March 2021

Community-level interventions for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Singapore: Yay or nay?


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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of mortality and a significant public health problem globally. In Singapore, OHCA affected 11,061 adults between 2011 and 2016. Despite multiple pre-hospital and hospital-based interventions, survival rates remain low. Initiation of time-sensitive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while waiting for emergency services arrival is an essential key to survival in patients with OHCA.

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