New Initiative: Defibrillator Delays

Posted on August 7th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

A new report that hints stress factors like case volume and academic status of a hospital do not explain the wide disparities in defibrillation response times in hospitals has at least one hospitalist convinced HM leaders can help solve the problem…“This is a very simple thing,” says hospitalist Jason Persoff, MD, FHM, assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. "What are the barriers to shocking the patient? This doesn’t require huge committees. The question is, 'Why isn’t this happening?' … This paper is a call to arms."

 

The Hospitalist by Richard Quinn, 8/5/2009

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