Experts call for more understanding of hospital weekend death risk

7 julio 2015

Two academics say more research is needed to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital on the weekend. The research found that the heightened risk of death after admission to hospital on the weekend — the so-called ‘weekend effect’ — is a feature of several developed countries’ healthcare systems. The international nature of the findings suggests that this is a phenomenon that not only crosses time, but also geography.