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Table 3 Mortality rates of elderly patients hospitalised following an ED visit on weekends compared with weekdays

From: Outcome of elderly emergency department patients hospitalised on weekends - a retrospective cohort study

  Weekend admission
N = 629
Weekday admission
N = 2114
OR (95%CI) ORadj (95%CI)
In-hospital mortality rate (%) 72 (11.4) 189 (8.9) 1.3 (0.99–1.8) 1.2 (0.9–1.7)
2-day mortality rate (%) 20 (3.2) 40 (1.9) 1.7 (0.99–2.9) 1.5 (0.8–2.6)
30-day mortality rate (%) 96 (15.3) 286 (13.5) 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 1.1 (0.8–1.4)
  1. Multivariable analyses included weekend/weekday admission, age, Charlson comorbidity index, triage level, and number of diagnostic tests on ED.
  2. OR odds Ratio, CI confidence Interval, ORadj adjusted odds ratio