The Probability Of Death From Stroke More On Weekends – Part 2 of 3
The researchers found no difference in the quality of stroke care, including time for ticket and brain scans, between weekends and weekdays. On average, patients admitted on weekends were slightly older, more likely to arrive at hospital by ambulance, and had a shorter time from stroke onset to passenger at hospital. Fewer people with mild strokes were admitted on the weekends.
And “Stroke is not the only condition in which lower survival rates have been linked for people admitted to hospitals on the weekends,” study author Dr Moira K Kapral said in an American Academy of Neurology rumour release. She’s now at the University of Toronto but was with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario at the time of the study.