Increased mortality associated with weekend hospital admission: a case for expanded seven day services?
Freemantle N, Ray D, McNulty D, et al. BMJ. 2015;351:h4596.
This commentary discusses the weekend effect, in which hospital admission on the weekend confers a higher risk for mortality, and proposes increased services on the weekend in order to ensure safe care. The authors note that it is unclear what factors lead to higher mortality on the weekend. Since the weekend effect exists across multiple care settings, examining off-hours staffing more broadly will likely improve patient safety.
Safer Clinical Systems: Evaluation Findings.
Dixon-Woods M, Martin G, Tarrant C, et al. London, UK: Health Foundation; December 2014.
What to expect when you're evaluating healthcare improvement: a concordat approach to managing collaboration and uncomfortable realities.
Brewster L, Aveling EL, Martin G, Tarrant C, Dixon-Woods M; Safer Clinical Systems Phase 2 Core Group Collaboration & Writing Committee. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:318-324.
Exploring the role of communications in quality improvement: a case study of the 1000 Lives Campaign in NHS Wales.
Cooper A, Gray J, Willson A, Lines C, McCannon J, McHardy K. J Commun Healthc. 2015;8:76-84.
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Hospital board oversight of quality and safety: a stakeholder analysis exploring the role of trust and intelligence.
Millar R, Freeman T, Mannion R. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:196.