Here’s what the researchers say about their methods:
We identified NHS trusts in England that received more than 30 000 patients through the emergency department in the fourth quarter of the 2016/2017 period.
Clear? Despite that, the Guardian gave us:
Half of key UK hospital doctors ‘ill-prepared’ for major incident Half of key hospital doctors likely to be involved in responding to a major incident in the UK are not properly prepared, a survey has suggested.
Then, clearly not awake, quoted the primary author, Dr Jamie Mawhinney:
The take-home message from my study is that the majority of middle-grade doctors in England are not confident in the role that they should play in a major incident.