Posts Tagged ‘medical mistakes’

This isn’t going to hurt one iddle bit …

How many fatal medical mistakes in the US each year? About 200,000 per annum. That’s just the ones who die.

Unfortunately, that means that medical mistakes kill maybe seven times or so as many Americans each year as gun-related homicides and suicides combined (30,ooo) and about half as many as tobacco (400,000).

Or to coin a well-worn phrase in the Wellthisiswhatithink household – stay the f*** away from doctors, except in dire emergencies. They are bloody dangerous.

Oh, and no more of this “The American health system is wonderful” crap, “We don’t need your regulated health system blah blah blah” either, okay?

Just a reminder that Doctor’s do NOT know everything. Ever.