Letters Risks at new academic year

Study may not apply to the UK

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4627 (Published 10 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4627
  1. David G Samuel, F2 breast and general surgery1
  1. 1Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9TD
  1. daisams{at}doctors.org.uk

    Haller and colleagues describe the rate of undesirable events at the beginning of the academic year, but their study may not be generally applicable.1 It lacks detail on patient demographics, the nature of the complications and patient harm, and the events leading up to …

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