Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research at the School of Health and Psychological Science, City, University of London welcomes Dr Chris Grollman to discuss their findings on the connection between neonatal mortality and working/non-working hours in English hospitals, as part of the research seminar series.
Potential ‘weekend effects’ in healthcare prompt concerns that care could be of lower quality during non-working hours but may reflect differences in case mix or other factors.
To investigate this, we compared neonatal mortality in English hospitals from 2005 to 2014 by time of day and day of the week. For the vast majority of births there was no significant association between time of birth and neonatal mortality.
Chris Grollman, Lucy Carty, Rachel Plachcinski, Mario Cortina Borja and Alison Macfarlane
About the speaker
Chris Grollman is a maternal and newborn health researcher with an interest in using administrative datasets to answer important public health questions.
In this presentation he will report on findings on neonatal mortality in relation to the timing of birth, using the City Birth Cohort.
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City, University of London
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