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Cardiac survival rates - London comes top

23 August 2012

London has come out on top for the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates for the UK. London’s rate of 31.7% for 20011-2012 includes the collapse of Fabrice Muamba at a football match between Tottenham and Bolton in March.

 

This is the first time that all ambulance services in England have been measured and there is a significant difference between London and the South Central region, which props up the table with a figure of 10.8%.

Fionna Moore, Medical Director of the London Ambulance Service, said “We are delighted with these figures. We've been tracking them since 1998 - and when we started the figure was about 4%”

To read more, including the survival story of Erica Payet, please see www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19340915