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Weekend hospital death rates are not just an English problem

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3659 (Published 07 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3659
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The raised risk of death after admission to hospital at a weekend is not just a problem in England but is common in other developed countries, new research published in BMJ Quality and Safety shows.1

Researchers examined data from the Global Comparators project covering almost three million admissions to 28 city hospitals in England, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States during 2009-12.

The risk of dying within 30 days was higher …

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