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Availability and use of public access defibrillators in Busan metropolitan city, South Korea

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  • Availability and use of public access defibrillators in Busan metropolitan city, South Korea
  • Yoon, Chang Guk; Jeong, Jinwoo; Kwon, In Ho; Lee, Jae Hoon
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Title Availability and use of public access defibrillators in Busan metropolitan city, South Korea
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Yoon, Chang Guk; Jeong, Jinwoo; Kwon, In Ho; Lee, Jae Hoon

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[Berlin, Germany]:Springer

Date 2016-09
Journal Title; Vol./Issue SpringerPlus:vol. 5
Pages 5
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Social Development < Health
Holding Springer Nature

Abstract

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is considered an important health issue worldwide, and early defibrillation is a key element for a favourable prognosis. In South Korea, public access defibrillation (PAD) programmes were initiated in 2007. However, the impact of PAD programmes on OHCA survival rates remains unclear. This study evaluated the deployment and maintenance status of public automatic external defibrillators (AED), including how frequently they were used, in Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea. Managers of possible AED sites were first contacted by telephone and asked to confirm the possession of an AED. AED suppliers were contacted for AED sales records to identify missing AED sites. AEDs located in ambulances and medical institutions were not included. Investigators visited confirmed AED sites and completed a checklist on AED maintenance and use. (The rest omitted)