Study: "Weekend effect" may not apply for trauma care

03/21/2011 |

A study in the Archives of Surgery found patients who suffered trauma injuries had higher chances of survival when hospitalized on weekends than weekdays, and those who came to hospitals on weeknights had the same survival chances as those who came during the day. The researchers said the trauma system's staffing and organization may help protect these patients and offers lessons on how to restructure and better coordinate U.S. emergency care.

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