Mortality risks associated with emergency admissions during weekends and public holidays: electronic health records study
Background: Higher mortality is associated with weekend hospital admission, but the contributions of varying illness severity and admission time to this ‘weekend effect’ remain unexplored.Expand abstract
Methods: We analysed unselected emergency admissions to four Oxford University NHS hospitals, UK, January 2006-December 2014. The primary outcome was death within 30-days of admission (in/out of hospital), adjusted for multiple confounders in Cox models including or excluding test results.
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