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As shocking statistic they'll have me thinking twice about entering the hospital in the month of July -- -- in several studies the chance of dying.
In a hospital this month ranges anywhere between eight and 34% higher than any other month.
Is this going to be a problem once the president's full health care overhaul takes effect let's ask doctor Marc Siegel of the medical eighteen who joins us right now -- would start with.
Why is this what what's the July effect.
-- this is an amazing study because it looked at 39 other studies and it's very convincing.
And the -- effect is this just this week I came up to a senior resident who was just starting an -- that was a great job you did on that wound.
And she said I've only been a senior resident for four days.
Four days ago she was a junior residence so.
She gets more responsibilities.
She has more she has to do she may not be familiar with the role she may not be adequately supervise this is going on in hospitals all over the country.
Meanwhile Obama care is ending 32 million more people to the to the situation.
Sixteen million more Medicaid patients and of course we also know from studies that people use the emergency room unnecessarily.
When they have new insurance.
Nothing has been looked at in terms of what the role of physicians are in our transition as we train new people I -- I can tell you -- You know more supervision is necessary you need more senior -- super -- more senior physicians coming in in July.
And teaching people and we have a model that's -- watch one do one teach one.
That could be a little frightening to a new patient when we want to be that means you watch it one time you watch the surgical -- -- one time thing you want yourself and then -- -- wow teacher.
That's the old motto now that needs a lot of supervision -- -- It dead -- -- distinction between teaching hospitals and non teaching hospitals Eric that's a great point I always tell people.
To go to go -- to teaching hospitals for the latest in technology but I also -- -- say today this is teaching hospitals.
They looked at a 100000 staff around the country we're talking medical schools here.
We're talking teaching hospitals.
That's where the residents are and that's where they're learning.
But you have to learn on the job but you have to learn with the right people -- so with 34 million people into the emergency rooms and into the system.
What's gonna happen.
Well I've maintained from the beginning that nobody has looked at that nobody said what do the doctors doing in this situation.
Do we have a doctor shortage are -- doctors properly trained I feel -- over -- the system.
And I think this is going to be where the strange gonna come out.
Like in July like when doctors are -- -- their job certainly more people emergency rooms are shortages there we have 10% -- CR's.
But we have more and more new doctors -- -- we gotta go just double obamacare force -- the medical system to train on us in other words using us is.
Examples I'm afraid -- that -- will be more nurse practitioners more -- hundred graduates are you gonna have to learn faster so literally -- big -- -- do one teach one.
Worried about that -- leave it there thank you doctorate -- here try to judge postponed.
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