That old weekend effect!


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The truths and myths about the so-called "weekend effect" in the UK hospitals is discussed in this podcast. Chris Moulton, Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a senior consultant at the Royal Bolton Hospital, and Ellen Weber, Editor-in-Chief of the EMJ, compare two very different realities between the USA and the UK emergency medicines, in terms of resources, mind-sets and politics. Why does data show there is a disparity in mortality rate for patients admitted to hospital at the weekend compared to those admitted on a weekday? Both related article and commentary published by the Emergency Medicine Journal are available here:;

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