Report reveals poor health care provided to patients over weekends
London – NHS patients having an operation on a Friday are 24 per cent more likely to die than if they had one earlier in the week, it has been revealed.
Statistics have shown that people admitted to hospital have a 20 per cent greater chance of dying at a weekend, and are also 3.9 per cent more likely to be readmitted in an emergency on a Saturday or Sunday, the Independent reported.
The report by ‘Dr Foster’ reflects the poor quality of care provided at weekends, which Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said is “completely unacceptable”.
A poll conducted by ‘doctors.net.uk’ on 5,500 doctors, which has been included in the study, showed that 68 per cent of doctors believe patients admitted on weekends receive poorer care.