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The effect of July admission on inpatient outcomes following spinal surgery.
|Title||The effect of July admission on inpatient outcomes following spinal surgery.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||McDonald JS, Clarke MJ, Helm GA, Kallmes DF|
|Journal||Journal of neurosurgery. Spine|
|Date Published||2013 Mar|
The presence of a "July effect," where the influx of new residents and fellows at teaching hospitals every July may negatively affect patient care and outcomes, is widely debated. The authors used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to identify all cases of spinal surgery and examine outcomes among patients who underwent surgery in July compared with those who underwent surgery in other months.
|Alternate Journal||J Neurosurg Spine|