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Old 01-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #3928
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Ha Ha DP, maybe that "Norris Principle" is right while the "Cosmological Principle" is who would have thought????

Medical Malpractice Stats:

Med malpractice kills 225,000 people each year (National Institute of Health).
12,000 people die each year from unnecessary surgery (New York Times).
Just 2% of all people injured file legal claims for compensation (Healthgrades study).
Preventable medical errors in hospitals killed 195,000 people in 2002.
The side effects of medication kill 106,000 people annually (Journal of the American Medical Association).
50% of all med mallegal claims are filed against surgeons (Bureau of Justice Statistics).
1,500,000 people suffer injury or death from medication errors each year (Institute of Medicine).

Meanwhile, in the U.S. here are the numbers on other causes of death from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Number of deaths for leading causes of death
Heart disease: 599,413
Cancer: 567,628
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
Diabetes: 68,705
Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909
Bjorn Borg defied analysis. No one could manufacture a man that won 6 French Open and 5 straight Wimbledon titles. - Andrew Longmore

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