Outcomes of nonelective weekend admissions for lower extremity ischemia

Babak J. Orandi, Shalini Selvarajah, Kristine C. Orion, Ying Wei Lum, Bruce Alan Perler, Christopher Joseph Abularrage

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Objective: A "weekend effect" has been demonstrated for a number of diagnoses, including many cardiovascular pathologies. Whether patients with lower extremity ischemia admitted over the weekend have inferior outcomes compared with those admitted on a weekday is unknown. Methods: Nonelective admissions for critical limb ischemia (CLI) and acute limb ischemia (ALI) from lower extremity thrombosis or embolism were identified in the 2005 to 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, and outcomes were compared based on weekend vs weekday admission by using multiple logistic and linear regression. Results: Of the 63,768 patients identified with lower extremity vascular emergencies, 15.4% were admitted during the weekend. Patients admitted on the weekend were less likely to have CLI than those admitted on a weekday (51.2% vs 65.4%; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1572-1579.e1
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Lower Extremity
Ischemia
Extremities
Embolism and Thrombosis
Blood Vessels
Inpatients
Linear Models
Emergencies
Logistic Models
Pathology

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Outcomes of nonelective weekend admissions for lower extremity ischemia. / Orandi, Babak J.; Selvarajah, Shalini; Orion, Kristine C.; Lum, Ying Wei; Perler, Bruce Alan; Abularrage, Christopher Joseph.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 60, No. 6, 2014, p. 1572-1579.e1.

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