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Do Hospital Mortality Rates Really Rise In July?

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 9:32am
Anahad O’Connor

THE FACTS

Does an influx of medical trainees mean a spike in medical mistakes?

Every July, a new class of medical school graduates begins residency programs at teaching hospitals, giving rise to a popular belief that this month is a bad time to go in for treatment. Researchers call it the “July effect,” referring to the idea that mishaps and mortality rates rise when a fresh group of residents arrives at a hospital.

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