European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: Epidemiology of cardiac arrest in Europe

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In this section of the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021, key information on the epidemiology and outcome of in and out of hospital cardiac arrest are presented. Key contributions from the European Registry of Cardiac Arrest (EuReCa) collaboration are highlighted. Recommendations are presented to enable health systems to develop registries as a platform for quality improvement and to inform health system planning and responses to cardiac arrest.


  • Jan Thorsten Gräsner
  • Johan Herlitz
  • Ingvild B.M. Tjelmeland
  • Jan Wnent
  • Siobhan Masterson
  • Gisela Lilja
  • Berthold Bein
  • Bernd W. Böttiger
  • Fernando Rosell-Ortiz
  • Jerry P. Nolan
  • Leo Bossaert
  • Gavin D. Perkins
External organisations
  • University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein Campus Kiel
  • University of Borås
  • Oslo university hospital
  • University of Namibia
  • National University of Ireland Galway
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Asklepios Klinik St. Georg
  • University Hospital of Cologne
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Warwick
  • Royal United Hospital, Bath
  • University of Antwerp
  • University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Servicio de Urgencias y Emergencias 061 de La Rioja
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology


  • Cardiac arrest, Epidemiology, Incidence of cardiac arrest
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-79
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication categoryResearch