Do expanded seven-day NHS services improve clinical outcomes? Analysis of comparative institutional performance from the “NHS Services, Seven Days a Week” project 2013–2016

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Gan, Hoong-Wei; Wong, Danny Jon Nian; Dean, Benjamin John Floyd; Hall, Alistair Scott;
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Journal: BMC Health Services Research,volume 17,issue 1 (issn: 1472-6963, eissn: 1472-6963)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5553994, doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2505-8
  • Subject: Health services research | Research Article | RA1-1270 | Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Health Care Sciences & Services, Hospital mortality, Length of stay, Weekend, Emergency care, Health services research, MORTALITY, ADMISSIONS, | Public aspects of medicine | Weekend | Length of stay | Emergency care | Hospital mortality

Background The cause of adverse weekend clinical outcomes remains unknown. In 2013, the “NHS Services, Seven Days a Week” project was initiated to improve access to services across the seven-day week. Three years on, we sought to analyse the impact of such changes acros... View more
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