The “weekend effect” might not be a real effect at all…

The ‘weekend effect’ overshadows a much more complex pattern of weekly changes in quality of care, which are unlikely to be addressed by simply increasing the availability of hospital doctors on Saturdays and Sundays

Read my Canary article, “New studies show dubious link between the ‘weekend effect’ and hospital staffing” for more information about these research papers, which were both recently published in The Lancet.

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