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We read with interest the paper by Perkins GD and colleagues on a series of initiatives to improve outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in which teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to schoolchildren play a key role.1 Evidence in the literature confirms that teaching CPR in school saves lives.2
If even schoolchildren know CPR, even more so a young doctor should know how to treat a cardiac arrest. However, since we …
Contributors EC designed the study and edited the survey; MCB revised the questions; GC, MM, MB and MT distributed the survey to students in different universities; EB revised the draft.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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