No malpractice concerns?

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    Malpractice kills about 100,000 annually in the USA. It is something to be concerned about.
     
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    Post a reference. Where do you get that figure?
     
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    Off of some liberal PBS show I am sure.

    google secondary infections gained in hospitals as one source.
     
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    In Hospital Deaths from Medical Errors at 195,000 per Year USA
    Main Category: Litigation / Medical Malpractice
    Article Date: 09 Aug 2004 - 13:00 PDT



    An average of 195,000 people in the USA died due to potentially preventable, in-hospital medical errors in each of the years 2000, 2001 and 2002,

    In Hospital Deaths from Medical Errors at 195,000 per Year USA

    A apoligize I was incorrect. Way low in fact it would seem
     
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    bump for huggy
     
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    you'd think malpractice INSURANCE would take the ''pressure'' off...?

    i mean, cuz i got full auto insurance, i don't even think or worry about having an accident....?

    i don't worry about my house burning down cuz i have home owners, i don't worry about getting sick because i do have insurance if i ever do become sick, or are in a car accident or if my house burns....
     
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    Iatrogenesis is the 4th highest killer in the USA accrording to some studies I've read.

    Heart problems
    Cancers
    Diabetes related problems
    DEATH BY MEDICINE

    If that is true, and I don't doubt it, then it behooves us to insist that the medical establishment insure itself to deal with the fact that it so often screws up.
     
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    You are right. INSURANCE is not the solution to deaths due to malpractices. It can just be a way to comfort yourself, but the problem still remains the same.
     

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