Outcomes of patients receiving maintenance dialysis admitted over weekends.

  title={Outcomes of patients receiving maintenance dialysis admitted over weekends.},
  author={Ankit Sakhuja and Jesse D. Schold and Gagan Kumar and Aaron Dall and Puneet Sood and Sankar D. Navaneethan},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={62 4},
BACKGROUND Hospital admissions over weekends have been associated with worse outcomes in different patient populations. The cause of this difference in outcomes remains unclear; however, different staffing patterns over weekends have been speculated to contribute. We evaluated outcomes in patients on maintenance dialysis therapy admitted over weekends using a national database. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS We included nonelective admissions of adult… CONTINUE READING