Search Tag: weekend effect

Cardiology Management

NHS Weekend Effect Among Heart Patients

2016 07 Jun

New research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference shows that heart patients admitted to NHS hospital over the weekend face a higher risk of dying over the next five years as compared to those admitted during normal hours.The study of 42,687 patients with a atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most common forms of abnormal... Read more

Executive Health Management

Risk of Death Higher for Patients Admitted at Weekend

2015 09 Sep

According to an analysis published in The BMJ, patients who are admitted to hospital at the weekend are likely to be sicker and also have a higher risk of death as compared to patients admitted during the week. The analysis, carried out in collaboration by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trusts and University College London, examined the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Resource Management Minimises Weekend Mortality

2015 03 Aug

Since several studies have now shown that patients admitted to hospitals during the weekend are more likely to die and have serious complications, researchers from Loyola University Health System have devised strategies that could help reduce the "weekend effect."The study conducted by Loyola researchers focuses on factors that could reduce the length... Read more

Executive Health Management

Understanding Hospital Weekend Death Risk

2015 12 Jul

Academic researchers from the University of Warwick Medical School believe that more research should be conducted to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital during the weekend. Professor Richard Lilford and Dr Yen-Fu Chen started this discussion following the results of The Global Comparators project: international comparison of 30-day... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Outcomes of Weekend Surgeries

2015 30 Apr

A new study shows that patients who undergo surgeries on weekends tend to have longer hospital stays and higher mortality and readmissions. The study was released at the American Surgical Association meeting in San Diego. There could be several reasons for the weekend effect which include reduced staffing and resources as well as fewer experienced... Read more


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