Monday, March 10, 2008

More on hospital deaths at night and on weekends

Two studies were recently presented showing increased mortality in stroke when admission takes place at night or on the weekend. One of the investigators commented:

"I think it's a public health issue about why we find this acceptable, that hospitals can provide basically a different business model on the weekends," Dr. Reeves said.

Via Medscape’s coverage of the International Stroke Conference 2008.

Survival of cardiac arrest in relation to time of occurrence was discussed here.

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