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Journal Article

Impact of weekend effect on postoperative mortality in patients undergoing emergency General surgery procedures: meta-analysis of prospectively maintained national databases across the world.

Hajibandeh S, Hajibandeh S, Satyadas T. The Surgeon. 2019;18(4):231-240.

Differences in weekend care for inpatients have been reported; however, the patient safety implications of the weekend effect are unclear. This meta-analysis pooled data from over 390,000 patients and found there was a higher risk of postoperative mortality among patients undergoing emergency general surgery on the weekends in the United States and Europe.