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Correspondence  |   August 2019
Delays Decrease Survival in Cardiac Arrest: Comment
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  • Seattle, Washington. jastewart325@gmail.com
  • Accepted for publication July 11, 2019.
    Accepted for publication July 11, 2019.×
Article Information
Correspondence
Correspondence   |   August 2019
Delays Decrease Survival in Cardiac Arrest: Comment
Anesthesiology Newly Published on August 12, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002914
Anesthesiology Newly Published on August 12, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002914
I read with interest the recent article by Bircher et al. regarding survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest.1  The article, like others from the Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation Investigators, continues to disseminate inaccurate time-interval data from in-hospital resuscitation attempts. To their credit, the authors do acknowledge (more clearly than in some other Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation articles) the limitations of their data, most importantly “the lack of independent verification of the times recorded.” But taking inaccurate time-interval data from Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation or other sources at face value hides serious delays in response to in-hospital cardiac arrests. It can also lead to flawed studies and questionable conclusions.