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Mortality risks associated with emergency admissions during weekends and public holidays: electronic health records study

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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.
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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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30782-1

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neurosciences
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Oxford Biomedical Research Centre; Senior Investigators
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Grant:
Clinical Research Training Fellowship to NJF
Publisher:
Elsevier: Lancet Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
390
Issue:
10089
Pages:
62–72
Publication date:
2017-05-09
Acceptance date:
2017-02-07
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Pubs id:
pubs:677319
URN:
uri:2a8c029d-c3e1-4577-b1d0-53c84d6b8a09
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uuid:2a8c029d-c3e1-4577-b1d0-53c84d6b8a09
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pubs:677319
Paper number:
10089

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