Acta Med Port 2017 May 31;30(5):361-367. Epub 2017 May 31.
Departamento de Medicina Interna. Hospital de Santa Maria. Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte. Lisboa. Portugal.
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Nurs Res 2017 Jan/Feb;66(1):20-27
Pamela B. de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC, is Assistant Professor of Nursing, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, and Research Faculty, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Newark. Mary L. Johansen, PhD, NE-BC, is Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, and Associate Director, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Newark. Miguel E. Martinez, MA, is Senior Institutional Research Analyst, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Jeannie P. Cimiotti, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Associate Professor and Dorothy M. Smith Endowed Chair Director, Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality, University of Florida College of Nursing, Gainesville.
Background: Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on weekends have poorer outcomes than those admitted on weekdays, and patients admitted to hospitals for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on weekends have a higher mortality rate than those admitted during the week. Very few studies have examined weekend presentation for patients with AMI with respect to mortality in the emergency department (ED).
Objective: The purpose of this research was to determine if weekend and holiday presentation is associated with increased mortality in EDs among patients with AMI in New Jersey. Read More
BMC Health Serv Res 2012 Apr 2;12:87. Epub 2012 Apr 2.
Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.
Background: Although acute hospitals offer a twenty-four hour seven day a week service levels of staffing are lower over the weekends and some health care processes may be less readily available over the weekend. Whilst it is thought that emergency admission to hospital on the weekend is associated with an increased risk of death, the extent to which this applies to elective admissions is less well known. We investigated the risk of death in elective and elective patients admitted over the weekend versus the weekdays. Read More
Lancet 2017 07 9;390(10089):62-72. Epub 2017 May 9.
Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.
Background: Weekend hospital admission is associated with increased mortality, but the contributions of varying illness severity and admission time to this weekend effect remain unexplored.
Methods: We analysed unselected emergency admissions to four Oxford University National Health Service hospitals in the UK from Jan 1, 2006, to Dec 31, 2014. The primary outcome was death within 30 days of admission (in or out of hospital), analysed using Cox models measuring time from admission. Read More
J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2016 07;14(7):867-74
From Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Canadian Institute for Health Information; Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital; and Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada. From Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Canadian Institute for Health Information; Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital; and Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
Background: Patients admitted to the hospital on weekends experience worse outcomes than those admitted on weekdays. Patients with cancer may be especially vulnerable to the effects of weekend care. Our objective was to compare the care and outcomes of patients with cancer admitted urgently to the hospital on weekends and holidays versus those of patients with cancer admitted at other times. Read More