Fecha: 12 de septiembre de 2013

Ponente: Oscar Pérez ConchaCentre for Health Informatics (UNSW, Australia)

Lugar de celebración: Sala 2.1.C19, Edificio Sabatini, Campus de Leganés, UC3M

Resumen:

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.