Research shows no problems with July surgeries at U.S. hospitals

06/28/2010 | USA Today

There is a small uptick in errors in July at teaching hospitals as new residents take their positions, data show, but overall there is no surge in deaths or complications during the month. That worry, however, has led to changes, such as better reporting of medical errors, and experts say that for patients who are really sick, a teaching hospital is a great place to be. Medication errors were the primary culprit in deaths related to surgeries.

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