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Title
Mobile-Phone Dispatch of Laypersons for CPR in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Authors
Mattias Ringh, M.D., Mårten Rosenqvist, M.D., Ph.D., Jacob Hollenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Martin Jonsson, B.Sc., David Fredman, R.N., Per Nordberg, M.D., Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Ph.D., Ingela Hasselqvist-Ax, R.N., Gabriel Riva, M.D., and Leif Svensson, M.D., Ph.D. (June 11, 2015)

Findings
A mobile-phone positioning system to dispatch lay volunteers who were trained in CPR was associated with significantly increased rates of bystander-initiated CPR among persons with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Integration of mobile-phone positioning systems with AED registries may facilitate lay responders in locating the nearest AED and thereby increase efficacy in public-access defibrillation programs.

Almost 10,000 people voluntarily joined the program without any financial compensation, and no major adverse events were reported.

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