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The future of 24/7 care: investigating the links between staffing levels, patient access and inequalities in health outcomes
Project title: The future of 24/7 care: investigating the links between staffing levels, patient access and inequalities in health outcomes
Call to action: 12/128 12/128 The organisation and delivery of 24/7 healthcare
Research type: Primary Research
Lead Author: Dr Lu Han
Contractor: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Started: March 2014 | Status: Published November 2017
Mortality rates are higher during weekend and night-time admissions largely due to sicker patients selected for admission, and extending services for key specialties over critical periods is likely to be the most cost-effective approach.
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