Thursday, August 5, 2010

Check out Why I write 'Empowered Patient' - CNN.com

 

About 99,000 people die each year from infections they acquire in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly as many die from medical errors in hospitals, according to an Institute of Medicine report. When you see the doctor, studies tell us, the diagnosis will be wrong as many as one out of four times, according to a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

One out of 14 times that you have an abnormal test result, the doctor will fail to let you know, according to a study published last year in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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This is for all those who think that doctors are gods and that I'm wrong to say they're not.

1 comment:

Terri K said...

Amen! I say! And for all the doctors who actually think they ARE gods, maybe they should subscribe...