COSCA (Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest) in Adults and ILCOR Knowledge Gaps and Clinical Research Priorities

Published: April 26, 2018

doctor doing CPR in emergency room
  • Each year in the US, approximately 10% of the 360,000 cardiac arrest patients survive to hospital discharge.
  • Despite great progress in resuscitation medicine, multiple knowledge gaps remain. The COSCA initiative, a patient-provider partnership, sought to develop a consensus core outcome set for cardiac arrest for effectiveness trials.
  • This Consensus Statement outlines the major topic areas and prioritizes the knowledge gaps based on feasibility and potential impact on outcomes.

Read ILCOR Scientific Knowledge Gaps and Clinical Research Priorities for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)