Impact of weekend treatment on short-term and long-term survival after urgent repair of ruptured aortic aneurysms in Germany.


Christian-Alexander Behrendt


Department of Vascular Medicine, Working Group GermanVasc, University Heart Center Hamburg, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address: [Email]


There is some evidence that weekend admission to the hospital is associated with worse outcomes compared with weekday admission. However, only a few studies have focused on weekend vs weekday surgery outcomes. This study aimed to determine whether there is a weekend effect on outcomes in the treatment of ruptured aortic aneurysms in Germany.


Aortic aneurysm,Health insurance claims,Rupture,Survival analysis,Weekend effect,