Does the trauma system protect against the weekend effect?

  title={Does the trauma system protect against the weekend effect?},
  author={Brendan G. Carr and Peter Leon Jenkins and Charles Branas and Douglas J. Wiebe and Patrick Kim and Charles William Schwab and Patrick M. Reilly},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={1042-7; discussion 1047-8}
BACKGROUND Occurrence on weekends or at night has been associated with poor outcomes for time-sensitive conditions including ST elevation myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiac arrest. We sought to determine whether the "weekend effect" exists for injured patients at our trauma center. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study at a Level I trauma center (2006-2008). The relative risks of mortality associated with weekend or night arrival were estimated using unadjusted and… CONTINUE READING

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