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Risk of Death High for Patients Admitted on Bank Holidays

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 26, 2013 at 7:12 AM Hospital News   - G J E 4
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.
 Risk of Death High for Patients Admitted on Bank Holidays
Risk of Death High for Patients Admitted on Bank Holidays
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The research undertaken during January 2008 to December 2010 reveals the high risks to patients admitted in hospitals during weekends.

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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.



Source: Medindia
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