Table 2

Layperson CPR and outcomes according to EMS dispatcher-assisted CPR instruction

CharacteristicsTotalEMS dispatch-instruction for CPR (+)EMS dispatch-instruction for CPR (−)
Layperson CPR, n (%)98(34.6)81*(56.6)17(12.1)
ROSC before hospital arrival, n (%)31(11.0)18(12.6)13(9.3)
Hospital admission, n (%)86(30.4)40(28.0)46(32.9)
Good neurological outcome, n (%)9(3.2)5(3.5)4(2.9)
  • All the continuous variables were presented as medians and IQRs, and the categorical variables were expressed as numbers and percentages.

  • *p<0.001 by χ2 test.

  • CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; EMS, emergency medical service; ROSC, return of spontaneous circulation.