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Table 4 Difference in weekend and weekday length of stay in top 5 admitting disciplines (by volume)

From: Exploring if day and time of admission is associated with average length of stay among inpatients from a tertiary hospital in Singapore: an analytic study based on routine admission data

   Geometric mean   
Discipline n Weekday Weekend Adjusted difference in days* p-value
General Medicine 11220 5.1 5.3 0.13 0.209
General Surgery 7846 3.0 3.5 0.57 <0.001
Ortho 5636 4.3 4.3 -0.18 0.265
Respiratory 4150 4.4 4.9 0.50 0.002
Neurology (NLD) 3575 4.4 4.9 0.55 0.013
  1. * note: difference for weekend versus weekday admission, adjusted for sex, age group, type and source of admission, admission time and admission on eve of public holiday