Becker's Healthcare June 1, 2023
Erica Carbajal

A new analysis of more than 121 million hospital discharges found a slightly higher inpatient death rate among patients who were admitted on the weekend versus weekdays. The findings were published in the June edition of the American Journal of Medicine Open.

Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of all adult hospitalizations from 2016-19 in the National Inpatient Sample to examine the link between several different variables and in-hospital death. The percentage of deaths for weekend admissions was 2.7 percent relative to 2.1 percent on weekdays. Researchers also found patients admitted on the weekends underwent fewer procedures in the first 24 hours after admission compared to...

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