P-COSCA (Pediatric Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest) in Children

Published: September 24, 2020

Pediatrician Visiting Parents and Child in Hospital Bed
  • Cardiac arrest occurs in more than 20,000 children annually in the U.S. Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OCHA) remains low and children who survive OCHA can demonstrate decline in neurobehavioral function that is often severe.
  • This Advisory Statement from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) provides insight on The Pediatric Core Outcome Set After Cardiac Arrest (P-COSCA) initiative.
  • P-COSCA provides a standardized platform of outcomes, measures, and time points for assessment that improves the ability to compare results across studies and to analyze results via meta-analyses and systematic reviews.