Risk of post-surgery death higher on weekends, afternoons: study

June 1, 2014 7:41 PM

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Patients admitted to hospital for surgery on weekends, during the afternoon, and in the month February face a higher risk of death, new research suggests.

German researchers Dr. Felix Kork and Claudia Spies analyzed data from more than 200,000 patients who underwent surgery between 2006 and 2011 at the two University Hospital campuses of Charite Tertiary Care University Centre in Berlin.

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