Tam williams



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Tam williams
Private Practice Review: "Playing God"

I enjoy your site immensely, but just wish to nitpick a little here.
It's a medical program, so as such, can you be a little more accurate.
The man was not in cardiac arrest, he had chest pain.
When medical shows inaccurately portray patients making miraculous recoveries from cardiac arrests they just fuel the public's misconception about survival rates.
There was a study done not too long in Australia which highlighted that on screen, ninety percent of patients survive arrests, whereas the reality is something akin to ten percent or less. Try convincing the relative of a patient who is clinically dead (but still undergoing CPR)to let their loved one go, after they've just seen the miraculous recovery on television.
Anyway, enough of my rant....