Search Tag: weekend effect

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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