It is expected to cost the U.S. system $37 billion by 20194, has a mortality rate 29 times that of patients without RC5, and yet it was judged preventable 64% of the time.6
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6 Hodgetts TJ, Kenward G, Vlackonikolis I, Payne S, et al. Incidence, location and reasons for avoidable in-hospital cardiac arrest in a district general hospital. Resus 2002; 54:115-123
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