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Table 2 Adjusted odds of in-hospital mortality in 292,399 emergency admissions and 164,277 elective admissions

From: Weekend effect on mortality by medical specialty in six secondary hospitals in the Helsinki metropolitan area over a 14-year period

SPECIALTYMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Acute psychiatry
 emergency1.014 (0.141 to 7.268)1.580 (0.261 to 9.561)13.183 (0.634 to 15.977)0.522 (0.047 to 5.824)2.567 (0.423 to 15.595)1.631 (0.227 to 11.747)
 elective0.255 (0.021 to 3.160)2.015 (0.320 to 12.707)10.000 (0.000 to Inf)2.544 (0.371 to 17.464)0.000 (0.000 to Inf)0.000 (0.000 to Inf)
Surgery
 emergency1.102 (0.911 to 1.334)0.949 (0.779 to 1.156)10.988 (0.809 to 1.206)1.097 (0.899 to 1.338)0.981 (0.792 to 1.215)1.158 (0.942 to 1.424)
 elective0.946 (0.611 to 1.463)0.748 (0.477 to 1.175)10.837 (0.522 to 1.343)1.466 (0.915 to 2.350)3.153 (1.586 to 6.266)1.095 (0.641 to 1.868)
Gynecology & obstetrics
 emergency3.583 (0.707 to 18.164)6.761 (1.347 to 33.931)13.758 (0.716 to 19.714)3.787 (0.725 to 19.783)4.072 (0.737 to 22.508)4.579 (0.830 to 25.255)
 elective4.939 (0.561 to 43.479)3.741 (0.403 to 34.732)11.449 (0.088 to 23.982)5.149 (0.437 to 60.607)21.255 (1.738 to 259.903)7.869 (0.420 to 147.397)
Internal medicine
 emergency1.137 (1.015 to 1.273)1.133 (1.011 to 1.269)11.089 (0.969 to 1.223)1.135 (1.012 to 1.274)1.230 (1.090 to 1.389)1.380 (1.226 to 1.555)
 elective0.837 (0.601 to 1.167)1.039 (0.757 to 1.425)11.074 (0.765 to 1.507)1.864 (1.353 to 2.568)2.460 (1.711 to 3.537)1.206 (0.801 to 1.815)
Pulmonology
 emergency0.892 (0.705 to 1.129)1.005 (0.793 to 1.273)10.991 (0.781 to 1.259)1.093 (0.862 to 1.387)1.048 (0.812 to 1.354)1.224 (0.954 to 1.572)
 elective0.886 (0.512 to 1.535)0.996 (0.590 to 1.681)11.329 (0.785 to 2.250)1.897 (1.075 to 3.346)2.632 (1.194 to 5.802)2.642 (1.298 to 5.379)
Neurology
 emergency1.241 (0.772 to 1.996)0.893 (0.535 to 1.491)11.263 (0.779 to 2.047)1.464 (0.909 to 2.358)1.373 (0.836 to 2.257)1.509 (0.923 to 2.466)
 elective1.927 (0.598 to 6.209)0.988 (0.301 to 3.244)12.157 (0.671 to 6.937)1.463 (0.367 to 5.830)1.235 (0.278 to 5.493)1.483 (0.325 to 6.772)
Otorhinolaryngology
 elective0.000 (0 to Inf)0.000 (0 to Inf)112.892 (0 to Inf)0.824 (0 to Inf)1.994e+ 14 (0 to Inf)0.275 (0 to Inf)
Pediatrics
 emergency0.842 (0.042 to 16.711)2.960 (0.235 to 37.299)10.849 (0.044 to 16.441)2.375 (0.182 to 31.073)0.000 (0.000 to Inf)0.996 (0.054 to 18.516)
 elective0.000 (0.000 to Inf)0.969 (0.040 to 23.587)10.000 (0.000 to Inf)2.237 (0.064 to 78.594)9.333 (0.269 to 324.341)0.000 (0.000 to Inf)