The Weekend Effect in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients, a Single Center Experience

YILDIRIM T., ŞENER Y. Z., BÖLEK E. Ç., Yilmaz R., ARICI M., ALTUN B., ...More

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, vol.14, no.3, pp.219-223, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfz103.sp647
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-223
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction. It is not known whether there are any differences in dialysis outcomes of hemodialysis patients on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (MWF) schedule and patients on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (TTS) schedules. Patients on TTS schedule who receive one of the treatments on weekends may have worse outcomes compared with patients on MWF schedule as a result of weekend effect. In this study we compared the mortality and clinical performance measures for hemodialysis care, between patients on these two different hemodialysis schedules.