Outcomes of weekend admissions for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: a nationwide analysis.

@article{Ananthakrishnan2009OutcomesOW,
  title={Outcomes of weekend admissions for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: a nationwide analysis.},
  author={Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan and Emily L. McGinley and Kia Saeian},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          296-302e1
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Previous studies have identified a weekend effect in outcomes of patients with various medical conditions suggesting worse outcomes for weekend admissions. The aim of our study was to analyze if weekend admissions for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) have higher mortality and longer hospital stay compared with those admitted on weekdays, and to examine if this effect differs by hospital teaching status. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study using the Nationwide… CONTINUE READING
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