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Mechanical CPR versus Manual CPR for Cardiac Arrest in Pre-Hospital and Hospital Settings: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines for Use

Last updated: May 30, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the guidelines for use of mechanical CPR devices for cardiac arrest in pre-hospital and hospital settings?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of mechanical CPR versus manual CPR for cardiac arrest in pre-hospital and hospital settings?
  3. What is the cost-effectiveness of mechanical CPR versus manual CPR for cardiac arrest in pre-hospital and hospital settings?
  4. What is the ease of application of mechanical CPR devices?