Shocking revelation! Medical errors third biggest killer in the US

A latest report reveals that in the US only more than 250,000 patients die every year due to medical errors. And that's just an official figure. There are other reports suggesting the number is 440,000 a year.

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It’s no more a secret now. Since years medical errors have been killing patients around the world but hospital authorities and medical industry combine have managed to cover it up. No more! A latest report reveals that in the US only more than 250,000 patients die every year due to medical errors. And that’s just an official figure. There are other reports suggesting the number is 440,000 a year. This makes medical errors third biggest cause of death, second after cancer, in the United States. For all good reasons, the revelation dominated newspapers headlines in the US and across the world.

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Researchers: Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause Of Death In United States – Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/researchers-medical-errors-now-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-united-states_us_57293177e4b016f378941365Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient … Researchers: Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause Of Death In United States – Huffington Post

Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-03/medical-errors-are-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-the-usMedical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths every year, according to an analysis out Tuesday indicating that patient safety efforts fall far short. “People don’t just …South China Morning PostWashington PostUSA TODAY – – Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report

The third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors – Pulse Headlines

http://www.pulseheadlines.com/medical-errors-leading-death-study/29083/A study published Tuesday in the BMJ reveals that medical errors resulting in death of patients are more common in the United States than previously thought. As much as 251,000 lives are lost every year as a consequence of fatal mistakes by nurses and … The third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors – Pulse Headlines

We note with interest what this article recently said on why the world needs to switch to Ayurveda:

The propaganda that people in the past suffered without medicines is a myth. The reality is, modern drug industry has irreversibly damaged human health and is now out to destroy animal health as well. Let us not forget that animals, both domestic and wild, have been living healthy lives since thousand of years. It is only now that special hospital wards are being set up for treating pets. It’s all about business.This is not about being thankless but to point out that, going by records, modern medicines have done more harm than help.

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Unfortunately it seems we are not ready yet and even if there is an attempt to highlight the benefits of ayurveda style of treatment for everyone’s health benefit, there is bound to be a fierce resistance from modern medical industry for obvious reasons. Perhaps this will change as similar reports pour in.

Medical errors 3rd leading cause of death, study finds – The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/may/03/medical-errors-3rd-leading-cause-death/The San Diego UnionMedical errors constitute the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a study released Tuesday by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The eye-widening estimate puts the number of error-caused deaths at 250,000 annually as … Medical errors 3rd leading cause of death, study finds – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Star investigation: Fatal medical errors by Tucson hospitals shrouded in secrecy – Arizona Daily Star

http://tucson.com/news/local/watchdog/star-investigation-fatal-medical-errors-by-tucson-hospitals-shrouded-in/article_719bd574-10a1-11e6-9d8f-b7c8b970f764.htmlA third report from the U.S. Office of Inspector General in 2010 found that medical harm in hospitals contributed to the deaths of an estimated 180,000 Medicare patients per year. Medication errors were the most common cause of harm leading to death … Star investigation: Fatal medical errors by Tucson hospitals shrouded in secrecy – Arizona Daily Star

This is not the first time that reports of damage caused by medical errors have surfaced. In September 2013, a paper published by the Journal of Patient Safety claimed that the true number of premature deaths associated with preventable harm to patients was estimated at more than 400,000 per year.

“Research has confirmed that 440,000 people die every year because of preventable medical errors. That is equivalent to almost the entire population of Atlanta, Georgia, dying from a medical error each year. Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States and cost our country tens of billions of dollars a year. Despite this serious epidemic, corporate front groups are working hard in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures throughout the country to limit accountability and access to the civil justice system when patients are harmed or killed by medical negligence.

The civil justice system gives families of patients who have died or have been injured by medical negligence an avenue to seek accountability. It also provides an incentive to health care providers to improve patient care. Removing that accountability and incentive leaves people at risk for more injuries from negligent care and does nothing but help the insurance industry’s bottom line. ” (Read more at https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/advocate-civil-justice-system/issue-advocacy/medical-errors)

By definition, a medical error is a preventable adverse effect of care, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the patient. This might include an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment of a disease, injury, syndrome, behavior, infection, or other ailment.

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