The "July phenomenon" and the care of the severely injured patient: fact or fiction?

@article{Claridge2001TheP,
  title={The "July phenomenon" and the care of the severely injured patient: fact or fiction?},
  author={Jeffrey A. Claridge and Andrew Schulman and Robert G. Sawyer and Anousheh Ghezel-Ayagh and Jeffrey S. Young},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={130 2},
  pages={346-53}
}
BACKGROUND The "July phenomenon," a common belief in medical academia, refers to purported errors, inefficiency, and negative outcomes during the summertime transition of the house staff. We hypothesized that care in a trauma service is consistent throughout the year and that the July phenomenon therefore is a myth. METHODS The records of adults admitted to a trauma service between July 1994 and September 1999 were evaluated. The care of and outcomes for patients admitted in July and August… CONTINUE READING
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