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Mortality from meningococcal disease by day of the week: English national linked database study.

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BACKGROUND: There are concerns that quality of medical care may be poorer on weekends than weekdays. Invasive meningococcal disease, comprising septicaemia and meningitis, is often life threatening unless it is immediately and effectively treated regardless of day of the week. We test the hypothesis that numbers of deaths from meningococcal disease outside hospital without admission, and case fatality rates (CFRs) following admission, did not differ between weekends and weekdays. METHODS: Ana...

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10.1093/pubmed/fdt004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
413-421
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1741-3850
ISSN:
1741-3842
URN:
uuid:bee22100-f50e-4789-b974-b87bcf2d0205
Source identifiers:
384188
Local pid:
pubs:384188

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