The International Cardiac Arrest Registry

Compliance and Confidentiality

  • All data from registered patients must be submitted without personal patient identifiers.
  • Each reporting unit will receive a personal unit-number that, through linkage to a serial number, will provide a unique identification number to each registered patient.
  • A local database, with personal identification, should be kept securely at each reporting unit to enable follow-up contact, and the local IRB must be aware of this information.
  • The local database is the property of each reporting unit, involving the same confidentiality that applies to other confidential medical records.