How do the prognoses for standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and compression-only CPR (COCPR) compare?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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The relative merits of standard CPR and COCPR continue to be widely debated. An observational study involving more than 40,000 patients concluded that standard CPR was associated with increased survival and more favorable neurologic outcomes than COCPR was. [2] However, other studies have shown opposite results, and it is currently accepted that COCPR is superior to standard CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


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