Fecha: 12 de septiembre de 2013
Lugar de celebración: Sala 2.1.C19, Edificio Sabatini, Campus de Leganés, UC3M
Proposed causes for increased mortality following weekend admission (the "weekend effect") include poorer quality of care and sicker patients. The aim of this talk is to analyze the one-week post-admission time patterns of excess mortality following weekend admission to identify whether distinct patterns exist for patients depending upon the relative contribution of poorer quality of care or a case selection bias for patients presenting on weekends. The excess mortality patterns of the weekend effect vary widely for different diagnostic groups. Recognizing these different patterns should help identify at-risk diagnoses where quality of care may be improved in order to avoid the excess mortality associated with weekend admission.