Health Care is the number 1 cause of death in America!

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Is Your Health Care System Killing You?

Cause of Death Deaths Cost Author
Pharmaceuticals 106,000 $12 billion Lazarou1 Suh49
Medical error 98,000 $2 billion IOM6
Bedsores while hospitalized 115,000 $55 billion Xakellis7 Barczak8
Infection while hospitalized 88,000 $5 billion Weinstein9 MMWR10
Malnutrition while hospitalized 108,800 ———– Nurses Coalition11
Outpatient Drug reactions 199,000 $77 billion Starfield12 Weingart112
Unnecessary Procedures 37,136 $122 billion HCUP3, 13
Surgery-Related 32,000 $9 billion AHRQ85
ANNUAL TOTAL 783,936Deaths! $282 billionDollars!

Does this sound like health care to you?

Statistics by: By Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, PhD
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