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Effect of day of the week on short- and long-term mortality after emergency general surgery.

Gillies MA, Lone NI, Pearse RM, et al. Effect of day of the week on short- and long-term mortality after emergency general surgery. Br J Surg. 2017;104(7):936-945. doi:10.1002/bjs.10507.

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April 5, 2017
Gillies MA, Lone NI, Pearse RM, et al. Br J Surg. 2017;104:936-945.

Prior research supports the existence of a weekend effect across numerous health care outcomes. However, in this observational study, the day of the week had no impact on the short- or long-term mortality of patients after emergency general surgery.

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Gillies MA, Lone NI, Pearse RM, et al. Effect of day of the week on short- and long-term mortality after emergency general surgery. Br J Surg. 2017;104(7):936-945. doi:10.1002/bjs.10507.