Buy this Article for $3.95

Have a coupon or promotional code? Enter it here:

When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article.

Authors

  1. Rosenberg, Karen
  2. Zolot, Joan PA

Abstract

According to this study:

 

* Many hospitals experience what's known as a "weekend effect": poorer perioperative outcomes on the weekend than on weekdays. It is thought to be caused by differences in staffing and resources on the weekend.

 

* A study in a population of patients undergoing urgent or emergent general surgery suggests that the use of electronic medical records, home health and pain management programs, inpatient rehabilitation, and a greater proportion of RNs can help hospitals overcome a weekend effect.