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Journal Article

Is there a "July phenomenon" in pediatric neurosurgery at teaching hospitals?

Smith ER, Butler WE, Barker FG. Journal of neurosurgery. 2006;105:169-76.

The authors explored whether the quality of care over the summer months is less than reliable due to the influx of interns and residents. They found no increase in errors in pediatric brain tumor and shunt surgeries during July and August.