Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the rate of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for all non-traumatic cardiac arrests

Baseline: 38.2 percent of bystanders performed CPR for all non-traumatic cardiac arrests in 2017

Target: 43.1 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Cardiac arrests that happen outside the hospital are the leading cause of death in the United States. When bystanders do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), they can keep someone alive until emergency responders arrive. Strategies to increase bystanders’ willingness to do CPR are important for increasing cardiac arrest survival rates.