From the Chicago Times:
…new study, reported in the journal Resuscitation, suggests that cardiac arrest victims stand a better chance when more than one bystander comes to their aid. Japanese researchers found that among more than 5,000 adults who went into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, the odds of surviving were up to two-fold higher when more than one person tried to help.
Six percent of victims were alive one year later when three or more “rescuers” were there, versus 3 percent when only one person came to their aid. When two people responded, the survival rate was 4 percent. The researchers do not know if all of those good Samaritans performed, or even knew, CPR.
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