Worst time to check into the hospital

June 2, 2014 9:46 AM

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Worst time to check into the hospital

The timing of your surgery or hospital admission could affect your risk of death, according to new research.

One study found that a patient's risk of death after surgery is highest on weekends, afternoons and in February. Another study concluded that patients admitted to hospitals on weekends have a higher risk of death than those admitted on weekdays.

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