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August comes from the latin word Augustus which means great or very important. When used as an adjective it can mean ‘inspiring admiration’. And yet, the month of August has a terrible reputation…business is slow, work piles up on office desks and decisions get postponed as people take vacation. It can also be thought of as the deadliest month for hospital patients as it is when the annual intake of junior doctors arrives…remind me, how does August compare to other months in relation to death rates in hospitals?

American journalist David Plotz once wrote (more…)

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