Study dispels myth that new residents cause increase in medical errors in July

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 09:49 in Health & Medicine

CHICAGO (September 24, 2009) -- New research published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons challenges the widely held belief that more medical errors occur in teaching hospitals during the month of July due to the influx of new graduates from medical and nursing schools -- also known as the "July Phenomenon." The study shows no differences in in-ho

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