[Paleopsych] Deaths in US due to iatrogenesis

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Wed Jun 8 14:12:02 UTC 2005

Based on a seminal research paper of the same title authored by Null, 
Carolyn Dean, MD, Martin Feldman, MD,and others (2003), all of the 
statistics regarding deaths caused by medicine have been collected for the 
first time in a single research report.
And the results are shocking.
According to the report, the most conservative reading of statistics culled 
from government and peer reviewed journals shows that 751,936 Americans die 
every year as a result of medical error, also known as iatrogenesis.
This is the equivalent of over six jumbo jets filled with passengers 
falling out of the sky every day.
Never before have all the death rates from adverse drug reactions, 
unnecessary surgeries, medical errors, infections, malnutrition, bedsores, 
and nursing home errors been collected into a single research report.
Yet, here they are, and it is nothing less than a scathing indictment of 
medicine and how it is practiced in the United States today.
Guaranteed to stimulate a national debate on the current efficacy of our 
health care delivery system, you will not want to miss the vital data 
presented by Null in this groundbreaking report.

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