Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors

According to a study in the British Medical Journal, 9.5% of all deaths in our country are due to medical errors, that is 700 deaths a day.  Most of these deaths occur in the hospital.  Another report from the CDC estimated that antibiotics are prescribed inappropriately one-third of the time.  Much, much safer is the use of nutritional supplements.  The latter should be prescribed and used a lot more often in my opinion.

Reported by the Washington Post and Toledo Blade, May 5, 2016.

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