More stroke patients die after weekend hospital admissions
Patients who are hospitalized over the weekend for strokes fare worse than those who come into the hospital during the week, according to new UK research published in the Archives of Neurology. The study found patients who were hospitalized on the weekends for stroke were less likely to receive urgent treatments and had overal worse outcomes. Dubbed "the weekend effect," other studies, including those conducted in the U.S., have shown similar results with a variety of medical conditions, but none have specifically looked at admission days and their effect on mortality rates after stroke, according to the research.
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