The Midwest Medical Legal Advisor provides legal information for healthcare providers and administrators, malpractice insurance professionals, and attorneys.
Now that we are safely in mid August, I feel comfortable addressing the so called “July effect” without causing a mass exodus of hospital patients from their hospital beds. What is the July effect you ask? It’s the alleged rise in medical mistakes that coincidentally (or not) coincides with the increase of new medical residents at teaching hospitals starting July 1. While there is some research that mortality rates increase [...]