There is an old saying among some doctors -- do not let your friends and family schedule a surgery in July.
July is the month when graduates, fresh out of medical school, report to residencies in teaching hospitals. Anecdotally, at least, it's been a time when medical errors peak.
A new study decided to see if the so-called "July Effect" was real.
Researchers from the University of California at San Diego investigated more than 62 million U.S. death certificates between 1979 and 2006. Of...Full Story