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Data collection will be difficult on weekends, due to the shortage of staff. Can we adjust the permutation schedule to exclude data collection on weekends?

No. Random selection means just that. If weekends are excluded, the observations will no longer be random and will not be comparable to data from hospitals that do monitor on weekends.  Also, it is just as important for a patient’s HOB to be elevated on the weekends as it is during the week.

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