HEALTH: Does the checkin time at hospital matter to quality of care

Updated: Monday, August 4 2014, 07:48 PM CDT
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Does the quality of hospital care depend on what time you check in?
A new study says timing can be everything.
   
The American Heart Association found that heart attack patients who arrive at the hospital on weeknights, weekends and holidays actually have a 13 5 increased risk of dying.
   
That's compared to patients who checked in during regular workday hours.
It's all based on how long it takes to be treated.
   
And the report shows July is actually the worst month to visit a hospital that's when doctors begin training right out of medical school For more health information, click here

HEALTH: Does the checkin time at hospital matter to quality of care
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