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New analysis explores the 'weekend effect' in emergency departments

from MD Magazine

New data from a University of Cambridge-led analysis is debunking the negative implications of the "weekend effect" in emergency departments. While previous data has detailed the "weekend effect" of increased mortality at hospitals, results of the analysis refute the notion the effect is caused by the seniority of emergency physicians. "There has been previous research on how physician-level factors influence patient care, but our study instead focuses specifically on how seniority affects admitting patterns and in turn how this relates to the weekend effect," said investigator Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management at Cambridge Judge Business School. more


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