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In the New York Times...Re: Hmmm, so Modern Medicine ISN'T the 3rd leading cause of DEATH?
 
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In the New York Times...Re: Hmmm, so Modern Medicine ISN'T the 3rd leading cause of DEATH?


Even the doctors themselves are starting to recognize this as evidenced by this essay written by a Cardiologist in the New York Times titled, "Many Doctors, Many Tests, No Rhyme or Reason"... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/health/views/11essa.html?_r=2

The crux of what he has to say is this...

"Though accurate data is lacking, the overuse of services in health care probably cost hundreds of billions of dollars last year, out of the more than $2 trillion that Americans spent on health.

Are we getting our money’s worth? Not according to the usual measures of public health. The United States ranks 45th in life expectancy, behind Bosnia and Jordan; near last, compared with other developed countries, in infant mortality; and in last place, according to the Commonwealth Fund, a health-care research group, among major industrialized countries in health-care quality, access and efficiency.

And in the United States, regions that spend the most on health care appear to have higher mortality rates than regions that spend the least, perhaps because of increased hospitalization rates that result in more life-threatening errors and infections. It has been estimated that if the entire country spent the same as the lowest spending regions, the Medicare program alone could save about $40 billion a year."

 

 

 
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