In-hospital stroke deaths rise on nights, weekends
HealthDay/Washington Post, February 21, 2008
Two new studies have found that stroke patients who enter the hospital at night and on weekends are more likely to die in the hospital than those who have strokes at "regular" hours. Researchers found that the mortality rate for weekday admissions (7.9 percent) for all strokes was much lower than weekend admissions (10.1 percent). For ischemic stroke, mortality rates were 7.3 percent on weekdays versus 8.2 percent for nights and weekends.
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth at 'All-Time Low'
- Transforming Cancer Care
- Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
- Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US