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

van Walraven C, Jennings A, Wong J, et al. Influence of house-staff experience on teaching-hospital mortality: the "July phenomenon" revisited. J Hosp Med. 2011;6(7):389-94. doi:10.1002/jhm.917.

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October 5, 2011
van Walraven C, Jennings A, Wong J, et al. J Hosp Med. 2011;6(7):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.

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van Walraven C, Jennings A, Wong J, et al. Influence of house-staff experience on teaching-hospital mortality: the "July phenomenon" revisited. J Hosp Med. 2011;6(7):389-94. doi:10.1002/jhm.917.