b'CARES 2022 Annual ReportThe Cardiac Arrest Registry toEnhance Survival (CARES) In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control andCARES began data collection in Atlanta, with Prevention (CDC) established the Cardiac Arrestnearly 1,500 cases captured in 2006. The program Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) inhas since expanded to include 30 state-based collaboration with the Department of Emergencyregistries (Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Medicine at the Emory University School ofConnecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Medicine. CARES was developed to helpKentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, communities determine standard outcomeMinnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, measures for out-of-hospital cardiac arrestNebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, (OHCA), by linking the three sources ofOhio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, information that define the continuum ofUtah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin) plus emergency cardiac care: 911 dispatch centers,50 community sites in 16 additional states, emergency medical services (EMS) providers, andrepresenting a catchment area of approximately receiving hospitals. Participating EMS systems can175 million people or 53% of the US population. compare their performance to de-identifiedTo date, the registry has captured over 1 million aggregate statistics, allowing for longitudinalrecords, with more than 2,300 EMS agencies and benchmarking capability at the local, regional,over 2,500 hospitals participating nationwide. and national level. Figure 1. Map of 2022 CARES Participants 12'