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Weekends at the hospital

A new study raises concern about the level of treatment in hospitals during weekend hours.  Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin found patients with gastro-intestinal bleeding who are admitted to the hospital over the weekend have a 22-percent higher death rate.  They were also were less likely to undergo an endoscopy within the first day of hospitalization than those admitted during the week.  Researchers say the trend could be due to reduced staffing and more limited access to specific treatments and procedures.

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