Publication
Title
Looking over the wall : using a Haddon Matrix to guide public policy making on the problem of sudden cardiac arrest
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Abstract
Sudden cardiac arrest remains an important health care problem. If survival rates of all regions would equal those of the best performers, literally thousands of lives would be saved. Similar to injury, there is a need for an epidemiology-based approach for planning and execution of countermeasures. In this policy paper, we present the Haddon Matrix as an all-inclusive conceptual framework to assist in this. We advocate for a more community-centred 'public health' approach, with a crucial role for policy-level executives. There is a large potential gain in outcome by implementing 'passive' - not requiring individual action - measures. As happened for injury, 'Cardiac Arrest Academies' should be created to facilitate and coordinate this process. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Resuscitation. - Limerick, 1972, currens
Publication
Limerick : 2014
ISSN
0300-9572 [print]
1873-1570 [online]
Volume/pages
85:5(2014), p. 602-605
ISI
000337329500016
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 18.05.2017
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