Women who deliver babies during night time, weekends and even on holidays are more likely to face complications, finds a new study. The study, published in Risk Analysis journal, showed that the odds of a mother experiencing a delivery complication are 21.3 per cent higher during night time. Also Read - FCG vs MCFC Dream11 Team Hints And Prediction ISL 2020-21 Match 6: Captain, Vice-Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips And Predicted XIs For Today's FC Goa vs Mumbai City at Fatorda Stadium 7:30 PM IST November 25 Wednesday

A mother delivering a baby on a weekend is 8.6 per cent more likely to encounter a complication than a mother delivering on a weekday, while the risk of delivery complications were found to increase by 29 per cent on holidays. Obstetric care in hospital settings is a team effort and ineffective teamwork has been implicated in an estimated 75 per cent of preventable medical errors, said Sammy Zahran, Associate Professor from the Colorado State University in the US. Also Read - Bank Strike: Many Public Sector Banks to Remain Closed Across India on November 26

“Across an ensemble of hospital situations where clinical quality is known to vary independently of patient characteristics and volume, we see the corresponding variation in the risk of preventable harm to expectant mothers,” Zahran said. Also Read - Grammy Awards 2020: Beyonce Leads, BTS Bags First Ever Nom - Full List of Nominations This Year

Hospitals could decrease the risk of harm to mothers by putting more emphasis on scheduling inexperienced physicians with more senior health professionals, the researchers suggested.

For the study, the team analysed more than two million cases from Texas.