Weekend Surgical Admissions of Pediatric IBD Patients Have a Higher Risk of Complication in Hospitals Across the US

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Background: Weekend surgical admissions to the hospital are associated with worse clinical outcomes when compared with weekday admissions. We aimed to evaluate the association of weekend admission and in-hospital complications for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) hospitalizations requiring urgent abdominal surgery. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of pediatric (18 years old and younger) IBD hospitalizations between 1997 and 2016 using the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), a nationally representative database of pediatric hospitalizations. We included...
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