Weekend Hospital Admissions Still Have Higher Mortality

Dr. Hiroshi Hoshijima Evidence-based Anesthsia Research Group Tohoku Universit y Graduate School of Dentistry, Dept of Anaesthesiology, Sendai, Japan,MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Hiroshi Hoshijima
Evidence-based Anesthsia Research Group
Tohoku Universit y Graduate School of Dentistry,
Dept of Anaesthesiology, Sendai, Japan,


MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr.  Hoshijima: Our systematic review shows that weekend admission is associated with higher mortality compared with weekday admission.Subgroup analysis revealed that patients admitted during the weekend were at a higher risk of death than weekday admission in patients in 5 categories (patients who had stroke; cardiovascular disease; upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage; medical disease; mixed medical and surgical disease.)
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