Research and analysis

Research into the 'weekend effect' on hospital mortality

Research exploring the link between weekend hospital admissions and poorer patient outcomes including higher rates of mortality.

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In the last 10 years an increasing number of research studies have examined the association between weekend hospital admissions and poorer patient outcomes including higher rates of mortality. There is significant evidence demonstrating this ‘weekend effect’. This document describes the main research, reports and reviews into this area.

Published 30 October 2015