Are hospitals more dangerous in July?

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Anyone who has worked around hospitals has heard the warning to stay away in July when new residents start. But is it true? The Wall Street Journal examines the evidence, which is mixed. The bottom line is that it’s always wise to be an informed consumer. For tips on making your hospital stay safer and more go to the monthly columns by Carolyn Clancy of AHRQ. And for more on patient safety click here.
Ellen Andrews