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Table 3 Variation in weekend mortality effects across the 66 study disorders, explained by study exposure measures

From: Weekend admissions and mortality for major acute disorders across England and Wales: record linkage cohort studies

  Variation in weekend mortality effects explained
Exposure measure (assessed individually) England Wales
Medical disease category 25.3% (p = 0.007) 22.6% (p = 0.016)
Reductions in admission rates at weekends 58.1% (p < 0.001) 27.8% (p < 0.001)
Deaths on the day of admission 20.3% (p < 0.001) 15.8% (p = 0.004)
Mean patient age 4.9% (p = 0.199) 9.6% (p = 0.040)
Patient social deprivation 4.9% (p = 0.201) 2.3% (p = 0.476)
Changes in the source of admission at weekends (through hospital emergency departments vs primary 27.1% (p < 0.001) 9.3% (p = 0.135)
  1. Notes
  2. See the Methods section and Appendix, section II for further details of the exposure measures