Intensive care units in England could run out of beds within two weeks, study finds

Intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy is likely to increase dramatically over the next few weeks, suggests research published by a team at the University of Cambridge. Their work suggests that if the current exponential growth of COVID-19 infections continues, then within two weeks, five out of seven commissioning regions in England will have more critically ill COVID-19 patients than can be accommodated with ICU beds normally available. 

Cambridge University News
March 24, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus national-health-service-nhs intensive-care hospital

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

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.

Cambridge University News
Nov. 6, 2019 | cambridge

~6 mins

Tags: health medicine hospital

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