Laparoscopic appendectomy outcomes on the weekend and during the week are no different: a national study of 151,774 patients

Worni, Mathias; Østbye, Truls; Gandhi, Mihir; Rajgor, Dimple; Shah, Jatin; Shah, Anand; Pietrobon, Ricardo; Jacobs, Danny O; Guller, Ulrich (2012). Laparoscopic appendectomy outcomes on the weekend and during the week are no different: a national study of 151,774 patients. World journal of surgery, 36(7), pp. 1527-33. New York, N.Y.: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00268-012-1550-z

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The "weekend effect" is defined as increased morbidity and mortality for patients admitted on weekends compared with weekdays. It has been observed for several diseases, including myocardial infarction and renal insufficiency; however, it has not yet been investigated for laparoscopic appendectomy in acute appendicitis-one of the most prevalent surgical diagnoses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Worni, Mathias and Güller, Ulrich

ISSN:

0364-2313

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:40

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 13:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00268-012-1550-z

PubMed ID:

22411091

Web of Science ID:

000304880600010

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.16386

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/16386 (FactScience: 224013)

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