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ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Weekend versus Weekday Admission and Mortality from...

NEJM - 14/03/2007 21:00:17

This study showed that myocardial infarction was associated with a significantly higher mortality rate when patients were admitted on the weekend rather than a weekday. The higher mortality rate was explained, at least in part, by the lower rate of invasive cardiac procedures performed on the weekend. These findings have important implications for hospital planning.

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