OHCA Data Linkage Report 2015-17 published today

Posted by | 13 Mar 2018

In the third year after the launch of Scotland’s Strategy for Out- of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  we have reviewed the data from 2015-16 and 2016-17 in order to continue to track patient outcomes and measure the impact of efforts to implement the strategic aims. The key findings are detailed in a Scottish Government published report.

Summary of main findings

  • The number of incidents of OHCA resuscitated by SAS has increased from 2692 in 2011/12 to 3455 in 2016/17. The proportion of SAS incidents which could be linked to outcome data also increased from 73.0% in 2011/12 to 86.6% in 2016/17.
  • The mean age of OHCA patients, ratio of men to women and the distribution across the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) quintiles remains broadly similar from 2011/12-2016/17.
  • The proportion of patients receiving bystander CPR has risen from an average of 41.3% between 2011-2014/15 (prior to the introduction of the strategy) to an average of 49.3% in 2015/16- 2016/17.
  • The proportion of all OHCA patients resuscitated by SAS who were still alive at 30 days was 6.2% in 2011-14/15 (prior to the introduction of the strategy) and 7.7% in 2015/16-2016/17.

A link to the report can be found here