Weekend hospital admissions have a higher mortality rate

Individuals admitted to a hospital for an emergency over a weekend have a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in the Archives of Surgery. The inhospital mortality rate those admitted on the weekend was 2.7 percent, significantly greater than the 2.3 percent chance of dying for those admitted during the week. And after researchers from Tufts University Medical School adjusted for age, sex, race, income and hospital characteristics, they found that being admitted on the weekend was associated with a 10.5 percent greater risk of death, reports Emax Health. Article