Surgery

Study examines 'weekend effect' in emergency surgery patients

Research has pointed to a 'weekend effect' in which patients admitted to the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays are more likely to die than those admitted on week days. A new study has now assessed whether a weekend effect ...

Health

New study shows NHS weekend effect among heart patients

Patients suffering from the most common form of heart rhythm disorder who are admitted to NHS hospital over the weekend face a higher risk of dying over the next five years than those admitted during normal hours. The new ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Do weekend deliveries pose risks for moms?

(HealthDay)—New research suggests that for pregnant women, a weekend delivery could mean a slightly increased risk of complications, including maternal death.

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