Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14356/1185
Title: Is There a Weekend Effect in the Management of Maxillofacial Trauma Patients?
Authors: Singh, Ashutosh Kumar
Khanal, Nikita
Citation: SinghA. K., & KhanalN. (2022). Is There a Weekend Effect in the Management of Maxillofacial Trauma Patients? . Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 19(04), 700-704. https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v19i04.3665
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Evidence-based health care
length of stay
maxillofacial injuries
Series/Report no.: Oct-Dec, 2021;3665
Abstract: Abstract Background: Many previous studies have shown that patients admitted to the hospital at weekends have a longer delay than those on weekdays. It has been proposed that the equality of specialist services throughout the week could mitigate the ‘weekend effect.' This study aimed to determine whether or not a weekend effect is observed in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery patients at a medical college and teaching hospital. Methods: Our primary predictor variable was the day of admission. Our primary outcome of interest was the length of hospital stay from admission to operation. Descriptive analysis, correlation analysis, One way ANOVA, and post hoc comparison were performed for statistical analysis. Results: Out of 1185, 1005 (84.8%) were male and 180 (15.2%) female, with a mean age of 30.3 (SD=14.1) years. There was a significantly higher admission on weekends, Friday, and Saturday, and the weekend admissions were associated with a longer delay from admission to operation. The night shift was also associated with a longer delay from admission to operation. The diagnosis based procedure had the most significant effect on delay from admission to operation. The patient's age and gender had no association with the primary outcome. Conclusions: There is a delay in the definitive treatment of maxillofacial surgery patients admitted on weekends. These findings have implications for adequate staffing and resource allocation on the weekends based on admission volume. Keywords: Evidence-based health care; length of stay; maxillofacial injuries
Description: Original Article
URI: http://103.69.126.140:8080/handle/20.500.14356/1185
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 19 No. 04 (2021): Vol 19 No 4 Issue 53 Oct-Dec 2021

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