U.S News writes of new study that found many more U.S. hospital patients suffer cardiac arrest than previously thought. The new analysis, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, concluded that there are about 38% more adult cases and 18% more cases in children each year than estimated in a 2011 report.
Using recent U.S. hospital data, researchers estimated there are about 292,000 adult in-hospital cardiac arrests and 15,200 child in-hospital events each year, up from the 2011 estimates of 211,000 adult cases and 6,000 in children.
- Annual Incidence of Adult and Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. July 2019
- U.S. News: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-07-09/in-hospital-cardiac-arrests-may-be-a-major-public-health-problem