What’s the most dangerous time to go to the hospital? The answer may surprise you.

by John McKiggan

Did you know that there are certain times when it is more dangerous to go to the hospital?

What’s the most dangerous time to go to the hospital?

As Canadians we are proud of our health care system. We expect hospitals, doctors and nurses to provide us with excellent care no matter when we are forced to go to the hospital. That’s not an unreasonable expectation.

But what many people don’t know is that studies have shown there are certain times of the day, certain days of the week and certain months of the year that carry a higher risk of medical complications or death.

  • Did you know there is a higher risk of death for patients admitted to hospital on weekends?
  • Or that there is a huge increase in the risk of cerebral palsy for babies born at night?

In this educational video I explore some of the recent studies surrounding hospital and patient safety. I hope you find it interesting.

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