Surgery

Evidence supports 'weekend effect' for mortality after surgery

As for other types of medical care, surgery appears to be prone to a significant "weekend effect"— with higher odds of death when surgery is performed during or one or two days before the weekend, suggests a report in the ...

Health

Post-op readmission linked to delays in functional recovery

(HealthDay)—For older adults, readmission after elective surgery is associated with delays in functional recovery, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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