Day of the Week Linked to Surgery Deaths

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You may live for the weekend but if you’re planning a surgery, whether it’s a simple tonsillectomy or a risky heart valve replacement, do yourself the favor of a lifetime:

Pick ANY other day.

A frightening new study out of England shows that the day of the weekon which you schedule your surgery could mean the difference between leaving the hospital on your own two feet or being wheeled out in a body bag.

In fact, researchers found that you may be an astounding 82% more likely to die if you schedule your surgery on a weekend, instead of waiting for a Monday. Continue reading