the July effect

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the July effect

rude slang The supposed rise in medical mistakes that occurs at the same time as newly-qualified doctors begin to treat patients. Primarily heard in US. I'm doubly worried about my dad. Not only does he have to have emergency surgery, but he also might fall victim to the July effect, as he's being treated by some doctor who's younger than I am!
See also: effect, July
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