Stroke patients face higher mortality risk if discharged on a weekend

Study reviewed outcomes for more than 30,000 patients with stroke and TIA
Hospital discharge

Patients with stroke or TIA who are discharged from Australian hospitals on a weekend face a higher mortality risk than those who leave hospital during the week, a study shows.

Stroke care received by patients discharged on weekends was less likely to involve evidence-based clinical processes, say the researchers from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) Consortium.