UCSF Researchers Evaluate Impact of July Effect in Teaching Hospitals

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

John Q. Young, MD, MPPYoungUCSF News – July 12, 2011

UCSF researchers have conducted the first major review of research on the "July effect," a theory that the quality of health care at teaching hospitals declines during the month of July when experienced residents graduate and newly minted doctors begin their training.

Lead author John Q. Young, MD, MPP, an assistant professor of psychiatry at UCSF, and colleagues reviewed 39 studies published since 1989 to determine whether the year-end changeover of medical trainees theory has merit. The results are mixed.

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