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Data on Serious Hospital Errors Will Now Be Withheld from the Public

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Story at-a-glance -

  • Preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US, right after heart disease and cancer, claiming the lives of 210,000 Americans each year
  • The federal government has quietly decided to “solve” the problem of hospital acquired conditions by burying the data
  • On the average, you have a 54 percent lower risk of dying in a five-star rated hospital compared to the national average. Hospitals catering primarily to Medicare patients tend to be among the worst
  • More than two million people are affected by hospital-acquired infections each year, and 75,000-100,000 people die as a result of those infections
  • Leading a common-sense, healthy lifestyle is your best bet to avoid unnecessary hospital visits. Basic tenets of optimal health are included

By Dr. Mercola

Harm and death caused by medical errors are a huge problem, and a major reason why the current, fatally flawed medical paradigm is in such desperate need of transformation.


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