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Weekend admission to hospital has a higher risk of death in the elective setting than in the emergency setting: a retrospective database study of national health service hospitals in England

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2012
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Title
Weekend admission to hospital has a higher risk of death in the elective setting than in the emergency setting: a retrospective database study of national health service hospitals in England
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-87
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mohammed A Mohammed, Khesh S Sidhu, Gavin Rudge, Andrew J Stevens

Abstract

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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 95 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 23%
Student > Master 14 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 11%
Other 9 9%
Other 17 17%
Unknown 13 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 55%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 16 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 December 2016.
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#1,974,804
of 19,889,829 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#788
of 6,636 outputs
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#12,803
of 138,619 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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