Barriers to Automated External Defibrillation in a volunteer first-responder system

      Purpose: There are many barriers to Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use by bystanders for victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) [
      • Smith C.M.
      • et al.
      Barriers and facilitators to public access defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review.
      ]. GoodSAM is a mobile-phone app-based first-responder system that alerts registered volunteers to a nearby OHCA once an emergency call has been made [
      • Smith C.M.
      • et al.
      The use of trained volunteers in the response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest - the GoodSAM experience.
      ]. This study explores factors influencing AED use among GoodSAM volunteers
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