It has been revealed that NHS patients having an operation on a Friday are 24 per cent more likely to die than if they had one earlier in the week.
Statistics have shown that people admitted to hospital have a 20 per cent greater chance of dying at a weekend, and are also 3.9 per cent more likely to be readmitted in an emergency on a Saturday or Sunday, the Independent reported.
AdvertisementThe report by 'Dr Foster' reflects the poor quality of care provided at weekends, which Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said is "completely unacceptable".
A poll conducted by 'doctors.net.uk' on 5,500 doctors, which has been included in the study, showed that 68 per cent of doctors believe patients admitted on weekends receive poorer care.
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