Risk of death highest following surgery in afternoons, at weekends, and in February
– In this first analysis of the data, a total of 218,758 patients were included. Hospital mortality showed variability over the course of the day, during different weekdays, and different months.
– Surgery conducted in the afternoon was associated with 21% increased risk of death compared with surgery conducted at other times of day.
Surgery at the weekend was associated with a 22% increased risk of death compared with surgery on weekdays.
February was the highest risk month for surgery, with surgery in February associated with a 16% increased risk of death compared with surgery in all other months.
* Presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia show
– http://healthresearchreport.me/2014/06/01/risk-of-death-highest-following-surgery-in-afternoons-at-weekends-and-in-february/ — at Vitamin and Herb Stores.