Journal Article

Influence of house-staff experience on teaching-hospital mortality: the "July Phenomenon" revisited.

van Walraven C, Jennings A, Wong J, et al. Journal of hospital medicine. 2011;6:389-94.

A recent systematic review found evidence that patient outcomes do worsen in association with the academic year-end turnover of resident physicians. However, this methodologically sophisticated Canadian study found no evidence of worsened patient outcomes in July at a single teaching hospital.