Title

Increased Mortality Among Patients with Acute Leukemia Admitted on Weekends as Compared to Weekdays.

Publication/Presentation Date

2017

Abstract

Background

The association between weekend admission and patient outcomes has been reported in several acute illnesses, but is unknown in acute leukemia.

Methods

We used the 2002-2014 Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of acute leukemia. Admissions were classified as weekend or weekday admissions for comparison. Hierarchical logistic regression models were used to analyze predictors of hospital-mortality.

Results

There was a 22.3% decline in acute leukemia admissions in 2014 compared to 2002 and a 4% decline in in-hospital mortality (19.0% to 14.9%; p

Conclusion

There was significantly increased mortality among weekend admissions for acute leukemia. Mortality was reduced among patients admitted to teaching hospitals.

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

28864171

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article