Consultants should deliver care all week whatever the cost, says reviewBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e617 (Published 24 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e617
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Consultants should be at the forefront of delivering care in hospitals throughout the week, including at weekends, because of the known benefits to patients, says a review from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
Although round the clock consultant care will cost more, viewing this change through just a “financial lens would be a significantly missed opportunity to improve the quality of care,” it says.
Delivering a consultant led service will require changes to models of service delivery and the working patterns …