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Study Finds Incidence of Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals More Prevalent

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.

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