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Heart studies give backing to NHS ‘weekend effect’


It is very thought-provoking that the increased risk of being admitted at the weekend is about 10% but the increased risk of being discharged at the weekend is about 30% - especially as this is 5-year risk. That discharge risk, doesn't seem at all 'intuitive' to me. But if there are breakdowns of when the patients died, during the 5 year period, that might shed some light - I won't be reading the papers to find out, as this isn't my 'area of interest': it is also possible, that the way NT has presented the papers, isn't a good enough reflection of what they actually say. But as I've said, the magnitude of the extra discharge risk, seems surprising.

Posted date

7 June, 2016

Posted time

10:05 am


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