Journal Article

Comprehensive stroke centers overcome the weekend versus weekday gap in stroke treatment and mortality.

McKinney JS, Deng Y, Kasner SE, et al. Stroke. 2011;42:2403-9.

This study found that stroke patients were more likely to die if admitted on a weekend, as has also been found with myocardial infarctions. However, patients admitted to a specialized stroke center had equivalent outcomes regardless of weekend or weekday admission.