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Cardiopulmonary arrest and mortality trends, and their association with rapid response system expansion

Christopher J O’Callaghan
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (1): 19-20. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01241
Published online: 19 January 2015

To the Editor: For the study by Chen and colleagues,1 the Journal provided the following taglines: “Early intervention not resuscitation reduces deaths” on the cover of the issue; and “Mortality has decreased due to earlier intervention rather than advances in resuscitation” in the Contents on page 119. These statements contrast with the article's title and contents, which included: “It is an observational study and, as such, we cannot assume any causality for the relationships identified”.1 Does the Journal believe its taglines accurately represented the article?

  • Christopher J O’Callaghan

  • Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.


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