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Scene time interval in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: It is time to measure time until patient contact

Published:November 06, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2017.11.009
      We read with great interest the article by Ki Hong Kim et al. [
      • Kim K.H.
      • Shin S.D.
      • Song K.J.
      • Ro Y.S.
      • Kim Y.J.
      • Hong K.J.
      • et al.
      Scene time interval and good neurological recovery in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
      ]., showing that, in a national retrospective cohort of 79,832 patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), emergency mobile services (EMS) short scene time intervals (STI) were associated with good neurological outcomes. Despite the quality of this study, and regarding the major importance of the subject, we would like to discuss some points that we believe could help understand some missing links in improvement of outcomes in OHCA.

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