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1 posted on 07/27/2004 4:28:55 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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2 posted on 07/27/2004 4:30:05 PM PDT by Jenya (Gore, he's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody)
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As many as 195,000 people a year could be dying

Well? Are they dying or not? Typical Reuters hype and hysteria. And the march towards socialized medicine goose-steps onward.

3 posted on 07/27/2004 4:32:34 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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Has John Edwards repealed his decision to be Kerry's running mate yet?


4 posted on 07/27/2004 4:32:45 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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Yeah, I remember a report coming out in the early to mid 1990s that said the same thing. TheBentOne, Impeached42, even used these "facts" in a speech to promote his lame ass social medicine policy. (I don't think it was Hitlery Care, but it might have been...)

At any rate, the guy who occupied the Oval Office for eight years tried to blame all sorts of deaths on mere mistakes...saying government ought to be more involved.

Quietly, about 4 or 5 months later, that study/stats were announced to be FLAWED. And it was said REAL quietly. I never heard the perjurer bring up those stats again.

8 posted on 07/27/2004 4:53:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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A physician I know was telling me about his friend's invention that should save about 20,000 lives per year. It's a combination skin moisterizer and hand sanitizer liquid. It seems that lots of medical personnel don't wash their hands between patients, because if they did their hands would get all chapped from being washed so often. So they bring germs from one patient to another in hospital settings


9 posted on 07/27/2004 4:58:54 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (That which does not kill me had better be able to run away damn fast.)
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just remember... not everybody has a gun, but, EVERYBODY has a doctor.

what do you call a doctor who finished LAST in his class???

DOCTOR

13 posted on 07/27/2004 5:07:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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Not all that surprising. Recently I had to get some stitches (chain link fence 1, toe 0) and told the nurse that I was allergic to neosporin. After the physician's assistant stitched me up he opened up a tube and was about to put some neosporin on the wound before I asked him what was in the tube and stopped him. The ink wasn't even dry on the form which said I was allergic to it.


14 posted on 07/27/2004 5:11:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Sandy, is that a top secret document in your pants or are you just happy to see me?)
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195,000 new democrat voters.


17 posted on 07/27/2004 5:13:40 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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Wow, using admittedly simplistic math, that makes going to the hospital at least four times more deadly than driving.


19 posted on 07/27/2004 5:16:48 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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My wife has a number of health problems. While she was having back surgery to correct one of these problems the nurses repeatedly tried to give her the wrong meds. She was out of it on pain meds so she couldn't correct the nurses. Once her nurse tried to give her 10X the amount of insulin that was required. I'm sure it would have killed my wife.

I told her she could no longer come into my wife's room. I then had it put on her chart that she could receive no meds without my approval. I told the doctor about it and he just shook his head as if exasperated by it all.

20 posted on 07/27/2004 5:24:54 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Instaurare omnia in Christo)
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bump


29 posted on 07/27/2004 5:46:31 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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"If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual list of leading causes of death included medical errors, it would show up as number six, ahead of diabetes, pneumonia, Alzheimer's disease and renal disease," Collier said.

Collier needs to do some fact-checking. The Centers for Disease Control annual list of leading causes of death does, indeed, include medical errors.
30 posted on 07/27/2004 5:49:17 PM PDT by aruanan
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This kind of report comes out every year. But it also seems a little overdone. I got the bran cupcake once instead of the tangerine with my meal, but somehow survived.


31 posted on 07/27/2004 5:50:09 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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BIG Medicine - BAD!


42 posted on 07/31/2004 7:36:38 PM PDT by Libertina (Photoshop is our friend - just ask John Bunny-Suit Kerry ;))
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Some talk show caller made a great point that Kerry went on and on about research for and cures for new diseases - BUT as soon as a drug company spends all the money to develop the successful drug - the liberals start screaming that the company is price gouging the citizens. Wonder how they think research and development is paid for? Twits!


43 posted on 07/31/2004 7:39:54 PM PDT by Libertina (Photoshop is our friend - just ask John Bunny-Suit Kerry ;))
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