Laparoscopic Appendectomy Outcomes on the Weekend and During the Week are no Different: A National Study of 151,774 Patients

@article{Worni2012LaparoscopicAO,
  title={Laparoscopic Appendectomy Outcomes on the Weekend and During the Week are no Different: A National Study of 151,774 Patients},
  author={Mathias Worni and Truls \Ostbye and Mihir Gandhi and Dimple Rajgor and J Jitendrakumar Shah and Anand Shah and Ricardo Pietrobon and Danny O. Jacobs and Ulrich Guller},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={1527-1533}
}
The “weekend effect” is defined as increased morbidity and mortality for patients admitted on weekends compared with weekdays. It has been observed for several diseases, including myocardial infarction and renal insufficiency; however, it has not yet been investigated for laparoscopic appendectomy in acute appendicitis—one of the most prevalent surgical diagnoses. The present study is based on the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 1999 to 2008. The following outcomes were compared between… CONTINUE READING
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