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04 November 2022: Original Paper

Revisiting the “Weekend Effect” on Adult and Pediatric Liver and Kidney Offer Acceptance

Takayuki Yamamoto ABCDEF* , Anushi Shah E , Mike Fruscione E , Shoko Kimura E , Nahel Elias E , Heidi Yeh E , Tatsuo Kawai E , James F. Markmann ADEG

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.937825

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e937825

Table 3 Weekday vs weekend of initial declined rate, mean sequence number and final declined rate.

Adult kidneyWeekdayWeekendP-value
Initial declined rate11.2%12.4%**
Mean sequence number397.0±1921.1445.2±2122.30.001*
Final declined rate15.1%18.8%
Initial declined rate7.5%8.4%0.177
Mean sequence number226.2±1194.8320.9±1459.30.004*
Final declined rate10.3%14.2%**
Initial declined rate7.0%7.7%0.012*
Mean sequence number87.0±494.679.7±440.80.167
Final declined rate15.2%17.5%
Initial declined rate6.4%6.5%0.890
Mean sequence number68.6±435.072.9±493.20.787
Final declined rate15.7%16.5%0.566
Weekday (Initial or final offered on Saturdays or Sundays), Weekday (Initial or final offered from Monday to Friday),
** P
Analyzed with chi-square test.

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358