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 in 6 states and territories in Australia (Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory) and all of New Zealand. The total catchment population is approximately 20 million persons, representing 68% of the Australian population and 100% of the New Zealand population.
Outcomes Collected: Survival (prehospital, in-hospital or 30 days).
Funding Source: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence: Prehospital Emergency Care