Making sense of the evidence for the "weekend effect".


In their analysis of 2013-14 English hospital administrative data, Freemantle and colleagues again find an increased risk of death in patients admitted at a weekend compared with weekdays.Their analysis combines both emergency and elective admissions and updates their earlier study. They confirm a persistent “weekend effect” in England, which they claim is… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.h4652


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