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killing seasonJoe Segen2016-12-27T08:44:15+00:00
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%.
www.plosone.org/article/ info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2F journal.pone.0007103