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'Weekend effect': Risk of dying higher if admitted to intensive care units at the weekend

16:00 EDT 6 Sep 2017 | Medical Xpress

A person's risk of dying is higher if they are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the weekend compared to a weekday, according to a study involving 119 ICUs in Austria. Conversely, the risk of dying in the ICU on a weekend is lower than on a weekday, highlighting the complexity of the so-called 'weekend effect'. The study was published in the open access journal Critical Care.

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