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The median age group of the patients was 24 months; two thirds of the sufferers had been male. Bystanders witnessed the cardiac arrest in 39 percent of the patients and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation in 66 percent of them. The initial rhythm was ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia in 8 percent of the sufferers. Baseline functional status based on the VABS-II, PCPC, and POPC ratings is shown in Table S2 in the Supplementary Appendix. The median time from the return of circulation to the initiation of treatment was 5.9 hours in the hypothermia group and 5.8 hours in the normothermia group. Figure 2Body 2Temperature of Patients during 120 Hours of Targeted Temperature Administration, According to Treatment Group. Shows the primary central temperature ranges recorded for the two groups.‘One potential solution is that we can make sure we have been adequately funding and assisting these clinics and community health centers,’ she said. The Affordable Treatment Act won’t necessarily drive down wait times, because more people will seek more care and attention as they gain access to insurance. ‘Just giving people insurance might not give them access to efficient treatment,’ Ray said. Instead, doctors have to look at various ways to run their offices. For example, physicians can lessen repeat visits from some patients by having them phone in their bloodstream pressure or glucose levels after self-looking at them in the home, Mehrotra said. Telemedicine and e-medicine are two additional options through which people can receive prompt treatment without needing to travel or wait, Ray said.