Johns Hopkins University study proves what Medical Miscreants has been reporting for years: mistakes in health care kill at least 25,000 Americans every month.
Still think we’re exaggerating?
Medical errors are killing more U.S. citizens than any other cause, with the exceptions of heart disease and cancer, according to a new analysis.
That fact means healthcare treatment mistakes are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, far outpacing auto crashes and lung disease. Currently, respiratory disease, which kills about 150,000 people a year, is listed as the 3rd leading cause of death by the CDC. Shameful.
Of course the Centers for Disease Control – which is top-heavy with physician managers hell-bent on covering their rear-ends –has never admitted what those of us who pay attention have known for decades. The ugly fact is the CDC hides medical treatment-caused patient deaths, deep within the amphigory of statistical data. In spite of the sobering reality that medical care is appallingly dangerous, the CDC insists that lung disease is the number three leading reason that citizens die.
(According to the CDC)
Number of deaths for leading causes of death
Heart disease: 614,348
• Cancer: 591,699
• Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 147,101
• Accidents (unintentional injuries): 136,053
• Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 133,103
• Alzheimer’s disease: 93,541
• Diabetes: 76,488
• Influenza and pneumonia: 55,227
• Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,146
• Intentional self-harm (suicide): 42,773
And this has been an outright lie for 25 years.
The CDC’s data collection does not classify medical errors separately on a death certificate, according to the study authors, who are calling for changes to do just that.
“The medical coding system was designed to maximize billing for physician services, not to collect national health statistics, as it is currently being used.” Dr. Martin Makary.
The Johns Hopkins researchers examined 4 separate studies that analyzed medical death rate data from 2000-2008, including 2 studies that used data from federal agencies. Using hospital admission rates, investigators revealed that – based on more than 35,000,000 hospital admissions, at least 251,000 deaths were due to medical error – just under 10% of all U.S. deaths each year.
The Centers for Disease Control, however, continues to lie to the very public that pays their salaries. Deceptive CDC reports continue to argue that in 2013 – for example – the following:
- 611,000 people died of heart disease
- 585,000 died of cancer
- 150,000 died of chronic respiratory disease
The CDC – in their undying protection of incompetent healthcare nationwide – refuses to acknowledge what those of us paying attention already know: modern healthcare is far too often the most dangerous option of all.
The eye-opening findings were published yesterday in the British Medical Journal.
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