Weekend versus weekday admission and mortality from myocardial infarction

William J. Kostis, Kitaw Demissie, Stephen W. Marcella, Yu Hsuan Shao, Alan C. Wilson, Abel E. Moreyra

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BACKGROUND: Management of acute myocardial infarction requires urgent diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, which may not be uniformly available throughout the week. METHODS: We examined differences in mortality between patients admitted on weekends and those admitted on weekdays for a first acute myocardial infarction, using the Myocardial Infarction Data Acquisition System. All such admissions in New Jersey from 1987 to 2002 (231,164) were included and grouped in 4-year intervals. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in demographic characteristics, coexisting conditions, or infarction site between patients admitted on weekends and those admitted on weekdays. However, patients admitted on weekends were less likely to undergo invasive cardiac procedures, especially on the first and second days of hospitalization (P
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1099-1109
頁數11
期刊New England Journal of Medicine
356
發行號11
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 15 2007
對外發佈Yes

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