Hospital deaths rise at the weekend

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Posted 13/06/2010

The Nursing Times is reporting today that figures have shown hospital patients are more likely to die if they are admitted to hospital over the weekend rather than on a weekday. The article can be found in full from the link below.

Sharon Allison, a clinical negligence lawyer at Kester Cunningham, comments: “The lack of Registrar/Consultant presence in hospitals at the weekend has been a longstanding problem. We have seen many cases where junior doctors have, through a lack of expertise, made unsafe decisions and compromised patient safety in the absence of a more senior colleague”.


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