Aus-ROC Epistry

Aus-ROC Australian and New Zealand Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Epistry (Aus-ROC Epistry)

Academic Lead:Associate Professor Janet Bray
Chair, Aus-ROC Epistry Management Committee
Clinical Leads: Professor Peter Cameron, Emergency Medicine
Registry Contact:Dr Stuart Howell, Research Fellow
Phone: +61 3 9903 0320
Purpose / Aims: A key aim of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) CRE was to establish an Australian and New Zealand out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) ‘Epistry’ (epidemiologic registry) to monitor and report on the population-based effects of changes in pre-hospital resuscitation policy and practice.

Specifically, the Aus-ROC Epistry was established with the aim of understanding regional, ambulance service and treatment factors associated with improved OHCA survival and outcomes. The scope of the Epistry will enable a range of important research questions to be answered, including: understanding regional variations in outcome; the impact of variations in the provision of treatment for OHCA between ambulance services; temporal changes in incidence and outcome; and the impact of changes in clinical guidelines and clinical trials.
Population Captured: All out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients attended by Ambulance Services in Australia and New Zealand. The total catchment population is approximately 29.4 million, representing 100% of the Australian population and 100% of the New Zealand population.
Outcomes Collected:Any return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC); scene outcomes; ROSC on arrival at hospital; survival to hospital discharge/30 days.
Year established:2015
Funding Source: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence: Prehospital Emergency Care