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The weekend effect: does hospital mortality differ by day of the week? A systematic review and meta-analysis - BMC Health Services Research

The weekend effect: does hospital mortality differ by day of the week? A systematic review and meta-analysis - BMC Health Services Research

Background The concept of a weekend effect, poorer outcomes for patients admitted to hospitals at the weekend is not new, but is the focus of debate in England. Many studies have been published which consider outcomes for patients on admitted at the weekend. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to estimate the effect of weekend admission on mortality in UK hospitals. Methods This is a systematic review and meta-analysis of published...

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