Weekday admissions, 0 cumulative days to procedure**, 64%; 1 cumulative days to procedure**, 80%; 2 cumulative days to procedure**, 87%; 3 cumulative days to procedure**, 90%; 4 cumulative days to procedure**, 91%; 5 cumulative days to procedure**, 92%; 6 cumulative days to procedure**, 96%; Weekend admissions, 0 cumulative days to procedure**, 36%; 1 cumulative days to procedure**, 62%; 2 cumulative days to procedure**, 73%; 3 cumulative days to procedure**, 81%; 4 cumulative days to procedure**, 83%; 5 cumulative days to procedure**, 92%; 6 cumulative days to procedure**, 96%

Figure 1Cumulative percentage of days to major procedure* for patients admitted on weekdays and weekends, 2007

* Principal major diagnostic or major therapeutic procedures.

** Differences between weekday and weekend cumulative percent of major procedures are significant at the 0.05 level of better for 0–2 cumulative days to procedure.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007

From: Characteristics of Weekday and Weekend Hospital Admissions

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