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April 10, 2012

CPR: Television Stats Vs. Reality

A study by Susan Diem and others of how CPR is portrayed on TV found that it was successful in 75% of the cases and that 67% of the TV patients went home. In reality, a 2010 study of more than 95,000 cases of CPR found that only 8% of patients survived for more than one month. Of these, only about 3% could lead a mostly normal life. --A Doctor on How Physicians Face the End of Life - WSJ.com

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 10, 2012 11:51 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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