A weekend hospital admission may increase the chance of dying.

 

In an analysis of nearly 30 million patients, the inhospital mortality rate was significantly higher for those admitted on the weekend across a range of diagnoses (2.7% versus 2.3%, P<0.001), according to Rocco Ricciardi, MD, MPH, of Tufts University Medical School in Burlington, Mass., and colleagues.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/PublicHealth/26507

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