Hospital Errors Are 3rd Leading Cause Of Death In United States

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The health industry consistently pushes an agenda that those parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting their children at risk for death and injury. But maybe those same institutions should be checking themselves. Hospital mistakes account for a massive amount of deaths every year. When I say massive, I mean the entire population of Atlanta, wiped from the map in a year’s worth of time. Hospital errors kill 440,000 people a year. That makes it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Wrap your head around that.

According to an article published in Forbes magazine in 2013.

With these latest revelations, medical errors now claim the spot as the third leading cause of death in the United States, dwarfing auto accidents, diabetes and everything else besides Cancer and heart disease. Harvard’s Dr. Lucian Leape, the father of the patient safety movement and one of the experts behind the original IOM report, says the numbers in this new study should supplant the IOM estimates from 1999. That means hospitals are killing off the equivalent of the entire population of Atlanta one year, Miami the next, then moving to Oakland, and on and on.

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These people are not dying from the illnesses that caused them to seek hospital care in the first place. They are dying from mishaps that hospitals could have prevented. What do these errors look like? The sponge left inside the surgical patient, prompting weeks of mysterious, agonizing abdominal pain before the infection overcomes bodily functions. The medication injected into a baby’s IV at a dose calculated for a 200 pound man. The excruciating infection from contaminated equipment used at the bedside. Sadly, over a thousand people a day are dying from these kinds of mistakes.

What’s the most atrocious part sans people dying? We are all paying for it. Hospitals tend to push the cost of these errors on taxpayers and even the patients so that they don’t have to absorb the cost. An article in JAMA found that employers pay $39,000 extra every time an employee suffers from a surgical site infection. How would this number look if we added in vaccine injury deaths? Of course, the situation with hospital errors continues to get worse each year. Which means more cost pushed on the taxpayers. And because taxpayers pay for the mistakes, hospitals have very little incentive to create a safer environment. Sadly and unfortunately, patient death is not a deterrent which would lead to change. The issue is systemic.

How can we trust the health care industry when they tell us to vaccinate our children, yet, they can’t even make an attempt to create a safer environment at their own hospitals? And why not? Because the deaths are paid for out of taxpayer monies. That right there tells you exactly the type of system you are dealing with. It’s disturbing and pathetic.

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