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Monday, 9 July, 2007

The July phenomenon

Well, it's July again. Long summer days are upon us, and so is the rising death toll associated with med students becoming MDs. Or so the legend goes.

So are there really more errors made in hospitals in the month when new docs don their long white coats?

, says Dr Jerome Groopman in the New York Times.

, says Dr Robert M Centor on his blog, DB's Medical Rants.

, though limited, seem to agree with Dr Centor. However, a 2005 NRM physician survey found doctors in Canada are split right down the middle:

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