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Risk of death following surgery highest on weekends, afternoon and in February
Risk of death following surgery highest on weekends, afternoon and in February (June 2, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Germany - Risk of death following surgery is highest in the afternoon, weekends, and in February, according to a report presented at the annual Euroanaesthesia meeting. Researchers retrospectively reviewed data on over 200,000 surgery patients over a 5 year period. They found that surgery in the afternoon was linked to an increased risk of death by 21% when compared to other times of the day, surgery on the weekend was associated with a 22% increased risk of death, and surgery in February was associated with a 16% increased risk of death.
 
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