The Leapfrog Group, with its very special and narrow focus, is an entity likely never heard of by most people in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the country.
"Cherry picked and very misleading information."
So-called "never events" in the realm of health care are aptly termed and well hinted at in just those two words: Certain patient outcomes are so egregiously wrong that they should simply never happen.
A new study is debunking the widely held notion that patients can face a seasonal increased risk of hospital malpractice due to factors operative within what is known as the "July Effect." These supposed risk factors are attributed to the new wave of inexperienced medical residents that start their terms at hospitals during the summer, most commonly during July.