Public Access Defibrillation - Is it working?

We are seeing AEDs (Automated external defibrillators) more and more in public spaces. A local grocery chain, the airport and sporting venues. Is the public prepared to utilize the AED in an emergency? A recent study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine concluded the public was not prepared. "Only a minority of individuals demonstrate sufficient knowledge and willingness to operate an AED, suggesting that the public is not yet sufficiently prepared for the role it is destined for." The authors recommended wide-scale public information campaigns exploiting the lifesaving potential of public access defibrillation.