Hospital patients less likely to survive 'off-hours' cardiac arrest

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“The availability of advanced forms of care varies by time of day,” said Dr. Julia Indik, author of an accompanying editorial and a professor at the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson. While patients and families can’t control when a cardiac arrest might happen, they can help survival odds by making sure hospital staff have as much information as possible about the patient,” Indik said.