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Hospitals are dangerous places.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of day of the week on the odds of being discharged alive from an intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN: A longitudinal analysis of risk of discharge by day of the week. SETTING AND PATIENTS: 4569 patients admitted to the ICU of St Thomas' Hospital, London, from 2002 to 2006. RESULTS: The odds of being discharged alive were lowest on the weekend and literally climbed during the week. CONCLUSION: Our results show a frightening pattern of discharge from an ICU ward...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Author
Journal:
Medical journal of Australia More from this journal
Volume:
189
Issue:
11-12
Pages:
672
Publication date:
2008-01-01
EISSN:
1326-5377
ISSN:
0025-729X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:223885
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uuid:619bed76-d32c-4a1c-b405-df9c3d73b276
Local pid:
pubs:223885
Source identifiers:
223885
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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