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Heart studies give backing to NHS ‘weekend effect’


Steve, where do you get 32% for weekend discharges? i can only see 69.2% minus 66% in the report, which is 3 point 2. Have you miscalculated? It is generally accepted that patients are admitted at the weekend when they are more acutely ill, and this is a general explanation for such patients having a worse survival rate. As for being discharged at weekends, I don't know what we are supposed to make of that. The study itself states that no conclusion is drawn other than that more research is needed.

Posted date

8 June, 2016

Posted time

10:26 pm