Good Samaritan Law and bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Cross-sectional study of 1223 first-aid learners in Hong Kong
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摘要Background:
Similar to many Asian cities, there is no statutory provision for the determination of the duty borne by bystander first aiders when assisting victims in Hong Kong.

Objectives:
The aim of this study was to explore the views of a Good Samaritan Law by first-aid learners in Hong Kong.

Methods:
A cross-sectional survey was conducted among first-aid course participants from the two largest training providers in Hong Kong using a self-administered questionnaire.

Results:
In total, 1223 questionnaires were completed and returned. Only 12.1% (147/1211) of participants have ever heard of Good Samaritan Law. After a short description of Good Samaritan Law was provided, 71.4% (848/1188) agreed or strongly agreed on a Likert-type scale that a Good Samaritan Law is necessary; 95.2% (1148/1223) support the enactment of a Good Samaritan Law in Hong Kong.

Conclusion:
The majority of first-aid learners in Hong Kong supported the enactment of Good Samaritan Law. Overcoming the fear of litigation and improving bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation rate is a priority for improving survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest in Hong Kong.
出版社接受日期21.08.2019
著者Hung KKC, Leung CY, Siu A, Graham CA
期刊名稱HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
出版年份2019
出版社SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
國際標準期刊號1024-9079
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Rescuer protection, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, bystander intervention, litigation, negligence
Web of Science 學科類別Emergency Medicine;Emergency Medicine

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