medical errors are 3rd leading cause of DEATH in U.S.

18 01 2018

Johns Hopkins study suggests [sic] medical errors are third-leading cause of death in U.S.
Physicians advocate for changes in how deaths are reported
[Haw! Haw!]

Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S.


♦  Thanks to post on for the tip – FC



4 responses

21 01 2018

More than one elderly person, healthy in body and mind, in their mid to late 90s told me that the key to longevity was staying away from doctors (though some people do fare well with doctors and it saves their lives.). The doctors eventually got hold of them both and killed them (IMO). I did know a couple of people in their mid 50s who so hated doctors that when they did have conditions that warranted emergency medical care they refused to go and they both died. I may end up in this last bunch. One thing which has made things worse is the move away from Registered Nurses to cheaper Licensed Practical Nurses. I’ve been told by one that the LPNs know nothing when they arrive on the floor of a hospital. And, more obviously shift to for profit hospitals under Reagan has destroyed any semblance of hygiene and good medicine in many and maybe all US hospitals (IMO).

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21 01 2018

For-Profit “health” centers are death gulags IMHO.


21 01 2018

your n-bomb cyclone story is getting lots of traffic at FC


23 01 2018

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