A recent report has brought out the grim statistics of bad outcomes for patients admitted to emergency during weekends.
The report found that the risk of death increased by 50%, if patients needing emergency care were admitted during bank holidays.
The research undertaken during January 2008 to December 2010 reveals the high risks to patients admitted in hospitals during weekends.
The death rate was11.3% for admissions made during bank holidays, as compared to 8.7% for admissions on normal working days.
NHS has already been proposing a '7 day NHS' for many years. Having an additional 10,000 consultants across the UK, is a possible solution according to The Royal College of Physicians, but in present times, even that may not be a viable option.