The effect of July admission on inpatient outcomes following spinal surgery.

TitleThe effect of July admission on inpatient outcomes following spinal surgery.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMcDonald JS, Clarke MJ, Helm GA, Kallmes DF
JournalJournal of neurosurgery. Spine
Volume18
Issue3
Pagination280-8
Date Published2013 Mar
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1039/c3an00931a
Alternate JournalJ Neurosurg Spine