"Weekend effect" is due to patient differences rather than staffing levels, study concludes.


The “weekend effect” on mortality arises from patient level differences at admission rather than reduced hospital staffing or services, research published in the Lancet concludes. Substantial medical and media attention has been paid to the weekend effect—namely, that patients admitted to hospital at a weekend have greater mortality than patients admitted… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j2331


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