This large cohort of patients age>65 who survived in-hospital cardiac arrest found that 1 year after discharge, 59% were still alive, and 34% had not been readmitted to the hospital. Both mortality and readmission rates were substantially affected by the neurologic status of the patient at the time of discharge from the index hospitalization (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.