Evaluating Survival Data

The Utstein Guidelines provide useful templates for measurement of key aspects of resuscitation care and outcome.14

The appendix contains 3 templates in the Utstein style for the reporting of annual SCA statistics, which can be completed on an annual basis to calculate a baseline survival rate and which can then be used to compare survival rates for subsequent years.

In addition to using the Utstein template to help determine survival rates, systems can perform the calculations described in Calculating Annual System Statistics to obtain additional information pertinent to the care of SCA victims.