In Spain, 63,000 myocardial infarctions occur annually; a third of them die before reaching the hospital. The semi-automatic external defibrillator (AED) device may sort this problem out if it is applied shortly after the collapse. Once the assistance results are analyzed, this study is intended to evaluate the cost-effectiveness relationship of the AED program, which has been carried out by the emergency service of Galicia (ES-061).
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