Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: Hospital Errors

90,000 killed and 2,000,000 injured from hospital-caused drug errors & infections.

Source: CDC 1998

“The results are deadly. In addition to the 98,000 killed by medical errors in hospitals and the 90,000 deaths caused by hospital infections, another 126,000 die from their doctor’s failure to observe evidence-based protocols from just four common conditions: hypertension, heart attack, pneumonia, and colorectal cancer.”

Source: Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Healthcare is Better Than Yours/Phillip Longman. Additional Source note: stats compiled by the extraordinary Tom Peters.

Note from Tom Mann: Our health care system is broken . . . and it’s particularly dangerous for seniors. Repeat after me, “Preventative Care is THE KEY!”

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