Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that “medical errors” in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.
Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led the research, said in an interview that the category includes everything from bad doctors to more systemic issues such as communication breakdowns when patients are handed off from one department to another.
Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t require reporting of errors in the data it collects about deaths through billing codes, making it hard to see what’s going on at the national level.
But we are the troglodytes because we refuse any more wasteful “medical research” on “gun violence”, right? And we are putting people in danger when we say doctors shouldn’t be allowed to give advice on guns when they are not trained on firearms safety. But yet, they screw up what they are supposed to be trained on and are sending 251,000 people six feet under.
And tomorrow morning, there won’t be a horrified “Mom” in Zionsville , IN creating a “grassroots” Facebook page to fight against this horror show. There won’t be a Gotham mayor putting up his billions to fight the evil Medical Lobby and reduce the deaths and form Mayors Against Medical Malpractice against the American Medical Association. No, this report will be ignored and we will be called terrorists and murderers once again.