Published Online: November 15, 2010. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1576
Author Contributions: Dr Chan had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Chan, Nallamothu.
Acquisition of data: Chan.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Chan, Krumholz, Spertus, Jones, Cram, Berg, Peberdy, Nadkarni, Mancini, Nallamothu.
Drafting of the manuscript: Chan, Cram, Nallamothu.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Chan, Krumholz, Spertus, Jones, Cram, Berg, Peberdy, Nadkarni, Mancini, Nallamothu.
Statistical analysis: Jones.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Spertus.
Study supervision: Chan, Nallamothu.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The American Heart Association provided funding for the collection and management of data in the NRCPR and reviewed and approved the final manuscript. Dr Chan is supported by a Career Development Grant Award (K23HL 102224) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Role of the Sponsor: The American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the analysis and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation of the manuscript.
American Heart Association National Registry of CPR (NRCPR) Investigators: Besides the authors Paul S. Chan, MD, MSc; Robert A. Berg, MD; Mary Ann Peberdy, MD; Vinay Nadkarni, MD; and Mary E. Mancini, RN, PhD, members of the NRCPR Adult Task Force include Emilie Allen, BSN, Parkland Health and Hospital System; Scott Braithwaite, MD, New York University School of Medicine; Dana Edelson, MD, University of Chicago School of Medicine; Brian Eigel, MD, and Tanya Truitt, RN, American Heart Association; Romer Geocadin, MD, and Elizabeth Hunt, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Karl Kern, MD, University of Arizona at Tucson; Timothy Mader, MD, Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine; Graham Nichol, MD, and Samuel Warren, MD, University of Washington; Thomas Noel, MD, and Joseph Ornato, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Comilla Sasson, MD, University of Colorado at Denver.