Introduction Although survival rates after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have improved, little is known about return-to-work of OHCA survivors and predictors. This study aims to study return-to-work in survivors OHCA.
Methods All consecutive OHCA survivors of our intensive care unit between 2000 and 2013 aged 18–65 years, and who had been working up to the OHCA had been included. Available data for pre-hospital care, in-hospital care, and care after hospital discharge, such as work items (work location, job classification, nature of the job) have been compared with work status and return-to-work.
Result Among 379 survivors followed, 153 were included in the study, and 96 returned to work (62.8%), mostly at the same job (n=72, 75% of 96). Predictors of return to work were younger age (adjusted odds ratio ORa 3.64 [1.10; 12.02], positions as managers and professionals, and services and sales workers (compared to technicians and associate professionals, clerical support workers, respectively ORa 3.43 [1.05; 11.22] and 4.69 [1.14; 19.37]), workplace occurrence (ORa 11.72 [1.37; 99.93]).Workplace location was strongly associated with low flow, but not with no flow nor with? other characteristic of the chainof survival.
Discussion The study emphasised the importance of return-to-work after OHCA and anticipation related to work location. On behalf of all the co-author, I agree our abstract will be being published by the BMJ OEM under the licence ‘Licence to BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (‘BMJ’) for publication of conference abstracts’.
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