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Study Finds Incidence of Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals More Prevalent

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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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