>How a 7-day week approach can transform hospitals

‘Failure to address these problems places patients at grave risk. If a person has a heart attack or stroke at a weekend, the chance of dying increases by 5 per cent. Boarding in the ED for more than 24 hours almost triples a patient’s chance of an adverse outcome.’

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‘These solutions do not require money, staff, or beds. They simply require the change in the way we organise health care delivery.’

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