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Scienmag: Admitting patterns of junior doctors may be behind ‘weekend effect’ in hospitals, study suggests

A new study links the ‘weekend effect’ of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared to weekdays. “There has been previous research on how physician-level factors influence patient care, but…

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Admitting patterns of junior doctors may be behind ‘weekend effect’ in hospitals, study suggests

Study led by University of Cambridge researchers links the ‘weekend effect’ of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared to weekdays. The "weekend effect" of increased hospital mortality has been…

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Separate and concentrate

Mortality rates would decline if hospitals had separate units for routine and complex procedures along with more effective routing of patients, says a new study co-authored by Professor Stefan Scholtes of Cambridge Judge based on 250,000 patient episodes at 60…

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Physician heal thyself: engineering a new national health system

The National Health Service turned 70 in 2018 – but, amid the celebrations, its health is faltering. By working closely with local hospitals and GPs, researchers at the University of Cambridge are developing bold new ideas they believe will help…

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Healthcare policy & drug development (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

How ageing societies can afford healthcare for all and reform an organisational system that has not kept pace with technology. L-R: Paul Tracey, Michael Kitson, Kamal Munir, Stefan Scholtes, Nektarios Oraiopoulos In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University…

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Taking the pulse of healthcare

Healthcare systems around the world are under pressure as never before from ageing populations, chronic diseases and new technology. Pam Garside, Coach of the Cambridge MBA Health Strategy Concentration, makes her predictions for healthcare trends in 2019 and beyond. What…

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Hospital IT and reputation

A new study co-authored by Stavros Polykarpou and Michael Barrett of Cambridge Judge Business School focuses on the ongoing and potentially fickle relationship between hospital IT investment and the hospital's reputation. Owing to institutional pressures including funding and organisational constraints,…

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Technology and turf

3D printing holds great potential for hospitals, but a study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School cautions that such tech advances also risk tensions through workplace "boundary" disputes. Three-dimensional printing, in which computers are used to layer or otherwise bond…

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Cambridge Independent: Stabilising the patient and curing the ills of the NHS

Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management at Cambridge Judge, comments on a growing NHS crisis, including the need for more money and better use of technology. He says that achieving transformative change will take around 10 years: “This…

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Forget the TV drama, it’s routine care that leaves our NHS hospitals with constipation

For many lucky people who have never been hospitalised, the popular image of hospitals is a glamorous one, as portrayed on hit television shows like Casualty, Grey’s Anatomy and House. by Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management In…

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