Professor Sutton will explore whether the introduction of comprehensive seven day hospital services in the NHS is likely to reduce weekend deaths and be a cost-effective use of resources.
On Thursday 11th June, Professor Matt Sutton of the University of Manchester will lead an OHE Lunchtime Seminar on the economics of elevated hospital mortality at weekends.
In this seminar Professor Sutton will explore whether the introduction of comprehensive seven day hospital services in the NHS is likely to reduce weekend deaths and be a cost-effective use of resources.
Professor Sutton and colleagues have estimated the number of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) associated with the elevated mortality risk at weekends, and compared this to published estimates of the costs of implementing seven day services.
They have also analysed data on 2.9million A&E attendances and 700,000 emergency admissions in Greater Manchester, and find a difference in the attendance volumes and admission probabilities at weekends compared to weekdays. Taking account of these sources of variation in patient selection substantially reduces the estimate of the elevated mortality risk for weekend emergency admissions.
Matt Sutton is a Professor of Health Economics at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics, within the Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester. He has been interested in the economics of health and health care for over 20 years, and has published over 100 articles and reports on a diverse range of topics.
View the full seminar invite here.
The seminar will be held in the King George Room, Marriott County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7PB. A buffet lunch will be available from 12:00 noon. The seminar will start promptly at 12.30 pm and finish promptly at 2.00 pm.
Please contact Kerry Sheppard if you wish to attend. Kerry will provide confirmation once she has received your request.