Monday, 11 September 2017

Effect of time and day of admission on hospital care quality for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation in England and Wales: single cohort study

BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 6;7(9):e015532. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015532.

Increased mortality observed in weekend admissions is not easily explained by deficiencies in early clinical guideline care. Further study of out-of-hospital factors, specialty care and deaths later in the admission are required if effective interventions are to be made to reduce variation by day of the week of admission.

UHCW Research: C. Gelder