If you're going to get hospitalized this summer, try not to do it in July. That appears to be the month when fatal medication errors in hospitals spike, new research suggests.
At least, that's what researchers found for patients treated in areas with teaching hospitals -- those hospitals in major centres where new medical school graduates start to learn about work on the front lines.
Researchers are calling the spike "the July effect" and they say it looks like it's linked to new, inexperienced doctors entering residency programs at hospitals.
According to the recent study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, there is typically a 10 per cent spike in fatal medication errors in July, but not in any other month.Ngiiii.
Eh di ba nga iyong isang babae na nagpacaesarian, may butas yong tinahi sa kaniya. Siguro hindi naisara. Saka kung minsan staples lang ang ginagamit.