It’s been nearly a year since we first reported with news that “thousands are dying yearly from medical errors.” That article was based on a 1999 report that suggested that “medical mistakes kill anywhere from 44,000 to 98,000 hospitalized Americans a year.”
Today, news headlines from Cox read “Medical Mistakes Still Kill Thousands.” According to the article, in 2000, when it comes to your health, “you’re still essentially on your own.”
Everyone had someone else to blame. It was the doctors fault, the patients fault, the HMO’s fault, but it is still happening and according to the article, “consumers are still stuck with a system that can be unreliable at best, a killer at worst.”
Is the problem in medicine solved? Did less people die this year than last? Is it time you can stop being responsible for your own health?
The article included a list of things you should do when going to a hospital. We just had to include some here:
– Before surgery, use a marker to indicate the part of your body being operated on.
PC: Hopefully your not going in for prostate surgery.
– If possible, avoid surgery on weekends, when staff is reduced.
PC: If possible, avoid surgery and hospitals at all costs. These are dangerous places and have been shown to be potentially hazardous to your health.
Cox News Service: Medical Mistakes Still Kill Thousands
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