Data from: Weekend admission as an independent predictor of mortality: an analysis of Scottish hospital admissions

Adam E. Handel, Sunil V. Patel, Andrew Skingsley, Katrina Bramley, Roma Sobieski & Sreeram V. Ramagopalan
OBJECTIVES: Weekend admissions have been shown to be associated with an increased risk of mortality compared with weekday admissions for many diagnoses. We analysed emergency department admissions within the Scottish National Health Service to investigate whether mortality is increased in case of weekend emergency department admissions. DESIGN: A cohort study. SETTING: Scotland National Health Service (NHS) emergency departments. PARTICIPANTS: 5 271 327 emergency department admissions between 1999 and 2009. We included all patients admitted via...
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