2.2 million people per year have in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs
20 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed annually for viral infections
7.5 million people have unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually
8.9 million people are exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually
783,936 deaths per year are caused by conventional medicine
- In 16.4 million people, a 2.1% chance (affecting 186,000) of a serious adverse drug reaction
- In 16.4 million people, a 5-6% chance (affecting 489,500) of acquiring a nosocomial infection
- In16.4 million people, a 4-36% chance (affecting 1.78 million) of having an iatrogenic injury (medical error and adverse drug reactions).
- In 16.4 million people, a 17% chance (affecting 1.3 million) of a procedure error.
That is 7.8 million deaths in 10 years which is more than all the casualties from all the wars fought by the US throughout its entire history.
- 9 million (8,925,033) people were hospitalized unnecessarily in 2001
- 23% of all admissions were inappropriate and an additional 17% could have been handled in outpatient clinics.
- Only 10-20% of all procedures currently used in medical practice have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trial
- 108,800 premature deaths due to malnutrition in nursing homes.
- 2.2 million serious injuries due to prescribed drugs which amounts to a cost of $12 billion dollars per year
- JAMA study that estimated an average of 106,000 prescription medication deaths per year.
- As many as one-third of postmenopausal women use HRT. This number is important in light of the much-publicized Women’s Health Initiative Study, which was halted before its completion because of a higher death rate in the synthetic estrogen-progestin (HRT) group.
- JAMA study found the following significant levels of inappropriate surgery: 17% of coronary angiography procedures, 32% of carotid endarterectomy procedures, and 17% of upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy procedures.Based on the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) statistics provided by the government for 2001, 697,675 upper gastrointestinal endoscopies (usually entailing biopsy) were performed, as were 142,401 endarterectomies and 719,949 coronary angiographies. Extrapolating the JAMA study’s inappropriate surgery rates to 2001 produces 118,604 unnecessary endoscopy procedures, 45,568 unnecessary endarterectomies, and 122,391 unnecessary coronary angiographies.
- 12,000 deaths occur each year from unnecessary surgeries, results from the few studies that have measured unnecessary surgery directly indicate that for some highly controversial operations, the proportion of unwarranted surgeries could be as high as 30%.
I just don’t get it.
No deaths whatsoever from vitamins and nutrition yet we ignore the overwhelming evidence the body can, given the proper amounts of essential nutrients, support and promote proper maintenance and repair.
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