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Medical Errors: STILL the Third Leading Cause of Death

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  • In 2000, Dr. Barbara Starfield published a study revealing that doctors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing an estimated 225,000 patients each year
  • According to a new study, medical errors kill an estimated 250,000 Americans each year, confirming that modern medicine is still the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • The CDC doesn’t collect or publish information relating to medical errors or deaths attributed to iatrogenic causes. The researchers urge the CDC to include coding for medical errors on death certificates

By Dr. Mercola

History tells us it can take decades before a medical truth becomes accepted as fact, and recent headlines are a perfect example of this.


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