Category list : Death rates
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A charity leader has said end-of-life care services are “more important than ever” after new figures revealed death rates in England are on a steep incline.
The “outrageous” five‐year survival rate in England for patients with the most common type of pancreatic cancer ‐ pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) ‐ has been revealed for the first time in a study, commissioned by the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK
Standards for emergency care aimed at ironing out the “weekend effect” do not appear to have made any difference to the number of excess deaths on Saturdays and Sundays, according to a new study.
Missed care is the reason why hospitals with lower registered nursing staff levels have a higher risk of patient death, new research published in full today has shown, sparking calls for more to be done to improve staffing levels.
Concerns have been raised that not enough is being done to reduce death rates from excessive bleeding after childbirth, as revised guidelines are published to help healthcare professionals prevent and treat the condition.
“Half of all cancer deaths could be avoided if people simply adopted a healthier lifestyle,” the Daily Mail reports.
'Awareness of sepsis is key to cutting deaths'Subscription
Press reports about sepsis-related deaths are numerous. But while sepsis kills more people than bowel, breast and colon cancer combined, many of these deaths are avoidable.
Many people with mental ill health or learning disability die early, preventable deaths but steps can be taken to ensure their physical health needs are not overlooked
“Babies delivered at the weekend are significantly more likely to die or suffer serious injury,” the Daily Mail reports.
An “urgent” need to improve training in perinatal mental illness for healthcare professionals is needed, according to an inquiry into maternal deaths, which found “major” gaps in care.