France and Canada prehospital systems and care delivery in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) show substantial differences. This article aims to describe the rationale, design, implementation and expected research implications of the international, population-based, France-Canada registry for OHCAs, namely ReACanROC, which is built from the merging of two nation-wide, population-based, Utstein-style prospectively implemented registries for OHCAs attended to by emergency medical services. Under the supervision of an international steering committee and research network, the ReACanROC dataset will be used to run in-depth analyses on the differences in organisational, practical and geographic predictors of survival after OHCA between France and Canada. ReACanROC is the first Europe-North America registry ever created to meet this goal. To date, it covers close to 80 million people over the two countries, and includes approximately 200 000 cases over a 10-year period.
- access to care
- cardiac care
- care systems
- chain of survival
- cardiac arrest
- prehospital care
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Handling editor Caroline Leech
Correction notice This paper has been updated to amend author name 'Julie Freyssenge'.
ReACanROC Collaborators Matthieu Heidet, Brian Grunau, Hervé Hubert,
Sheldon Cheskes, Valentine Baert, Laurie Fraticelli, Julie Freyssenge, Eric Lecarpentier, François Revaux, Julien Vaux, Charlotte Chollet-Xémard, Nadia Mansouri, Audra Stitt,John Tallon, Karim Tazarourte, Courtney Truong, Christian Vaillancourt, Benajemin Leung, Christian Vilhelm, Kosma Wysocki, Jim Christenson, Carlos El Khoury, Magali Bischoff, Sylvie Besnier, Manya Charrette, Lauren Tierney, Helen Connolly, Sarah Pennington.
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Funding ReAC is funded by the French Society of Emergency Medicine ('Société Française de Médecine d’Urgence', SFMU), the French Federation of Cardiology ('Fédération Française de Cardiologie', FFC), the Mutual of National Education ('Mutuelle de l’Éducation Nationale', MGEN), Lille University, the French northern region ('Hauts-de-France'), and the European community. CanROC is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Competing interests None declared.
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