National study casts doubt on higher weekend death rate, proposals for seven-day hospital services

Posted by on May 6, 2016 2:01 pm
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A new analysis of all patients across England receiving emergency hospital care has shown that, contrary to popular belief, fewer patients die after being admitted to hospital at the weekend compared to during the week. The death rate following a hospital admission at the weekend is higher only because the number of patients admitted to hospital at the weekend is lower.

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