Study Examines “The July Effect” (Vermont Public Radio)


It’s long been rumored that July, with a new crop of  residents fresh out of med school starting at teaching hospitals, is the worst month to get sick. A recent study at Dartmouth Medical School aims to find out if this “July Effect” is real. VPR’s Jane Lindholm spoke with Kevin Spratt, a methodologist and statistician in the department of orthopedics at Dartmouth Medical School who co-authored study that aimed to find out.

Read or listen to the story, aired by VPR News on 7/6/10.

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