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NHS hospital patients LESS likely to die at the weekend?

We found evidence of a reduced risk of death occurring among patients already in hospital on weekend days versus week days.

Given all the attention Dr Foster got for their finding that death rates in NHS hospitals were higher at weekends, it’s interesting that this huge study essentially suggests the opposite (though the full paper is worth reading, and is less encouraging than this single comparison might suggest).

This 1,563rd post was filed under: Diary Style Notes, Health, Quotes.

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