Un-extraordinary measures: Stats show CPR often falls flat
Since it was introduced to American physicians in 1960, cardiopulmonary resuscitation has become a staple of emergency medicine. Between 2011 and 2012, more than 14 million people in 60 countries were trained in CPR administration, according to the American Heart Association. But recent studies suggest that the number of lives saved by CPR isn't as many as your favorite TV police drama would have you believe.
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