Access to investigations is needed 7 days a weekBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7251.1692/j (Published 24 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1692
- Roger Dobson
More consultants, access to hospital investigations seven days a week, and closer links with intensive care specialists, are urged in a report from the Federation of Medical Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom.
The report, written by a working party looking at the problems surrounding acute medial emergencies, says that the number of such admissions has increased every year for the past two decades.
The number of non-elective finished consultant episodes has increased from 3.5 million in 1992–3 to 4.6 million in 1998-9, with more than 40% of acute medical …