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Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Devices for Cardiac Arrest: Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: May 23, 2017
Project Number: RB1096-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices for cardiac arrest in pre-hospital and hospital settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices for cardiac arrest in pre-hospital and hospital settings?

Key Message

Two health technology assessments, ten systematic reviews (seven with meta-analysis), five randomized controlled trials, and 13 non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical benefits, harms, or cost-effectiveness of mechanical CPR devices for patients with cardiac arrest in pre-hospital and hospital settings.