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You're more likely to die if you have a non-emergency operation in England on a Friday than if you were to undergo the same procedure on a Monday.

Researchers at Imperial College London found the odds of a patient dying within 30 days were nearly 50 percent higher.

If surgeons' attention is dropping off as we get near the weekend - should we look at changing their work patterns? Should surgeons and consultants work 24/7? Or are we pushing our doctors too hard? Do they have too much to do? Should we look at reducing their work loads?

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Wed 29 May 2013 09:00

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