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Table 5 Imprecision of basic and advanced life support termination of resuscitation rules

From: Applying the termination of resuscitation rules to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of both cardiac and non-cardiac etiologies: a prospective cohort study

  Etiology Imprecision
For predicting 1-month unfavorable neurological outcome
 BLS TOR rule Cardiac Acceptable
Noncardiac Serious
 ALS TOR rule Cardiac Serious
Noncardiac Serious
For predicting 1-month mortality
 BLS TOR rule Cardiac Acceptable
Noncardiac Serious
 ALS TOR rule Cardiac Serious
Noncardiac Serious
  1. Imprecision is classified as acceptable and serious when the upper limit of the 95 % confidence interval of the false-positive rate is ≤10 % and >10 %, respectively
  2. ALS advanced life support, BLS basic life support, TOR termination of resuscitation