Items Tagged ‘July Effect’

February 5, 2013

Focus on Hospitals’ ‘July Effect’

By Logan Lafferty

Some people believe that being admitted to a teaching hospital in July, when the new medical residents have just arrived, is a guarantee of poor care, and some research supports that view. But a new study suggests that fear of the “July effect” may be exaggerated…“If there really was a July effect, we would expect […]

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Tags: Jennifer S. McDonald, July Effect, medical residents, New York Times, teaching hospital

January 31, 2013

‘July Effect’ In Hospitals Is A Myth, Mayo Clinic Study Finds — At Least When It Comes To Spine Surgery

By Logan Lafferty

The “July Effect” — the notion that July is the most dangerous time to be a patient because of new, inexperienced residents at hospitals — is a myth, at least when it comes to spine surgeries, according to a new study from Mayo Clinic researchers…”We hope that our findings will reassure patients that they are not at higher […]

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Tags: Dr Jennifer McDonald, Huffington Post, July Effect, medical complications, spine surgery

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