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Research Christmas 2018: Heart of the Matter

Death and readmissions after hospital discharge during the December holiday period: cohort study

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 10 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4481

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Death & Beyond

Death is deadly, but hope is heady. So although war and sickness spoil living and loving, dreams foil death by toiling for peace and health. To quote John Donne, "Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so".

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 December 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA