Summary: For older patients requiring emergency medical transport, 90-day survival may be higher after treatment with basic life support (BLS) rather than advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) in cases of trauma, stroke, or respiratory failure (although ACLS may be associated with higher likelihood of 90-day survival for acute MI (AMI)); and neurologic function at 90 days may be better with BLS for trauma, stroke, respiratory failure, and AMI.

Strength of Recommendation = B