Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends May Not Receive Vital Treatments

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM Hospital News
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A recent study has outlined some of the disadvantages for those who suffer a stroke during weekends.

Patients who suffer a stroke and are hospitalized during weekends are less likely to receive vital treatments. This can adversely affect their outcomes, the study revealed.
Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends May Not Receive Vital Treatments
Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends May Not Receive Vital Treatments

"We calculated that approximately 350 potentially avoidable in-hospital deaths occur within seven days each year and that an additional 650 people could be discharged to their usual place of residence within 56 days if the performance seen on weekdays was replicated on weekends," study author William Palmer, of Imperial College London, and colleagues said.



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