July phenomenon

A popular myth in North America that holds that the quality of medical care decreases and mortality increases in teaching hospitals during July—the time when interns recently graduated from medical school begin training

July phenomenon

Graduate education A popular myth in North America that holds that the quality of medical care ↓ and mortality ↑ in teaching hospitals during July–the time when interns, fresh from medical school begin training. See Libby Zion, 405 Regulations. Cf DRGs, 'Quicker and sicker. '.
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