Review: Hacking the Clock

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Review: Hacking the Clock

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If you must go to a hospital, try to get there in the morning. An afternoon visit may prove deadly. Patients who book their operations to occur around tea-time are more likely to die within 48 hours of surgery. In the afternoon, gastroenterologists who perform colonoscopies are far less vigilant in detecting cancerous growths than in the morning; internists are 26% more likely to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics; and pretty much all providers are around 10% less inclined to wash their hands before treating patients, increasing the odds of infection. Oh, and try to avoid teaching hospitals at all hours during the month…

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