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Table 4 Reported exclusion criteria in the individual studies

From: Recognition of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during emergency calls — a systematic review of observational studies

Author, year of publication Exclusion Criteria
Age < 18 Trauma/Non cardiac origin Non-Shockable rhythm Unwitnessed No AED use Caller not at site DOA ALS-care not initiated Inter-hospital transfer EMS-witnessed Patient not in OHCA during call OHCA in HCF Medical personnel performing CPR Police, Fire-fighter or GP on duty EMDC by passed Secondary emergency call Interrupted call
[26]                 
[7]                
[28]                  
[27]                
[22]                 
[19]                  
[21]              
[21]              
[29]                 
[30]                
[6]                
[14]                
[25]                  
[15] a                 
[28] b                
[14]                  
  1. a = Age < 17, b = Age < 16. US: United States, NO: Norway, ALS: Advanced Life Support, AED: Automated External Defibrillator, OHCA: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, EMS: Emergency Medical Services, HCF: Health care facility, CPR: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, GP: General Practitioner, VF: Ventricular fibrillation, EMDC: Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre, DOA: Dead on arrival