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Presentation and outcomes of adults with overdose-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: In a population-based study of 6,790 adult patients with emergency medical services–treated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) from a U.S. metropolitan system, the incidence of overdose related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest increased significantly from 2015 to 2021. The greatest increase was observed among patients with a combined stimulant-opioid OHCA. Presentation and outcome differed according to the drug-specific profile. The combination of increasing incidence and lower survival among patients with an opioid-stimulant OHCA supports prevention and treatment initiatives that consider the drug-specific profile.

Authors: Neal A. Chatterjee, M.D., M.Sc., of the University of Washington in Seattle, is the corresponding author.

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(doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.41921)

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