Weekends can be deadly if you are admitted into the hospital. According to a study in the Journal of American College of Cardiology patients admitted during the weekend or nights as opposed to the weekday have a higher chance of dying.
In fact, its coined– The Weekend Effect.
Researchers found that patients who experienced a cardiac arrest or heart failure on the weekend had a 25.2 percent chance of pulling through. However, the same survival rate for those admitted to the hospital during the nights or weekends drops to 21.9 percent.
Although researchers cannot account for why there is a four percent drop during nights and weekends, there is concern that healthcare services are not as consistent during these periods.