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New paper published: Sicker patients account for the weekend mortality effect amongst adult emergency admissions to a large hospital trust

HiSLAC’s latest study has been published in BMJ Quality and Safety. Analysing anonymised data from more than 163,000 patient admissions, the study set out to determine whether higher mortality rates associated with weekend hospital admissions (the ‘weekend effect’) could be explained by patients being sicker at weekends.

 

THANK YOU: MORE THAN 14,200 TAKE PART IN FINAL HISLAC SURVEY

 More than 14,200 consultants and associate specialists completed the fifth and final survey to help create a nationwide ‘snapshot’ of specialist intensity and 7-day services. The latest figure takes the total of responses to the annual HiSLAC Point Prevalence Survey up to 70,000, gathered from 80 per cent of acute Trusts in England.

 

FINAL HISLAC ANNUAL SURVEY LAUNCHED TODAY

The fifth and final HiSLAC Point Prevalence Survey goes live today.  The questionnaire will be distributed to consultants and associate specialists, via local project leads, to help create a nationwide ‘snapshot’ of specialist intensity and 7-day services.

CASE RECORD REVIEW PROTOCOL PUBLISHED

 HiSLAC’s Case Note Review protocol has been published in BMJ Open.

A Two-Epoch Cross-Sectional Case Record Review Protocol Comparing Quality Of Care Of Hospital Emergency Admissions At Weekends Versus Weekdays sets out the latest component of the five-year HiSLAC project.

 

HISLAC ETHNOGRAPHY UPDATE

 The second round of HiSLAC’s ethnography sub-study has now started.

 Based at the University of Leicester, the ethnographers are conducting a qualitative study to find out more about how hospitals organise systems for weekend care. Insights from initial visits and interviews at 20 case study sites are shaping the second round of work.

 

WELCOME TO KAM

We welcome Kam Gareja to the team - our newly appointed Research Associate. His role will focus on managing the case record review and he'll be the main point of contact for reviewers.

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