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A macabre term for a period of increased mortality in UK hospitals linked to the influx of newly qualified junior doctors, which traditionally occurs on the first Wednesday of August.

Patients are 6% more likely to die in August; for patients not requiring surgery or suffering from cancer, the mortality rate is 8%.

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