Stat!: Death by Medicine-as-Usual

Leading Causes of Death in the US

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Medical errors

In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year.

Now comes a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety that says the numbers may be much higher — between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death, the study says.

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What’s the right number? Nobody knows for sure.

Source: ProPublica

In other news, the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization has set a goal of a 25% reduction in death by non-communicable – and totally preventable – diseases across the Americas by 2025.

Would they included death by medicine-as-usual, as well.

Published by The Verigin Dental Health Team

A humanistic, holistic dental practice in Northern California, providing integrative, biological, mercury-free dentistry

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