Is there a ‘weekend effect’ in the door to needle time of antibiotics administration in cancer patients presenting with suspected neutropenic sepsis
There has been growing interest in the quality of clinical care available in the NHS at weekends in what has been termed the “weekend effect”. Neutropenic sepsis is an oncological emergency requiring prompt antibiotics administration in order to improve outcomes. NICE recommends a door to needle time (DTN) of less than an hour for all suspected cases. This audit aims to assess the management of neutropenic sepsis during the weekend vs weekdays against the NICE standards.