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A new study has revealed startling statistics about the number of people killed each year in U.S. hospitals. An estimated 195,000 American are killed by hospital errors and negligence. This is evidence showing just how dangerous it is to be in a hospital. It is often stated that a hospital is the most dangerous place to be, and 195,000 people each year would no doubt agree with that statement. In comparison the 2009 WHO A-H1N1 flu pandemic claimed about 18,500 lives worldwide. On June 11, 2009, the WHO declared the A-H1N1 the first flu pandemic of the 21st century. A CDC study found that during the 1990s, flu-related deaths ranged from an estimated 17,000 during the mildest season to 52,000 during the most severe season (36,000 average). Studies going back to 1976 have found that flu-related deaths ranged from a low of 4,700 to a high of 56,600 (average 25,500). During a regular flu season, about 90 percent of deaths occur in people 65 years and older.

So why are so many more people dying each year from hospital errors and negligence than from seasonal or pandemic flu virus outbreaks? What’s causing all of these deaths in the first place? The majority of deaths are caused by the administering of prescription drugs to patients. CDC studies have shown alarmingly high error rates, where health care personnel give the wrong prescriptions to the wrong patients in the wrong way, and have administered fatal doses of prescription drugs after they were ordered to do so by a physician. There is another less publicized major cause of death in hospitals. That is the drugs themselves. There are so many different kinds of new drugs on the market these days. Many have never been properly tested and many contain deadly toxins and adjuvants that cause very severe and life threatening side effects and death.

A recent study on the 2009 A-H1N1 pandemic reveals that the majority of deaths associated with the virus were actually the result of errors in the diagnoses and the adverse side effects of the vaccines and drugs administered to treat the mild swine flu virus. Too many physicians wrongfully diagnosed the seasonal flu as being the A-H1N1 virus and because of this error in diagnoses they administered the Swine Flu vaccine which caused their patient to get sick and even die.

European governments tested the American made vaccines and found they illegally contain the live H1N1 virus. They concluded that the vaccine was making more people sick than from the natural transmission of the virus. Some have even declared that the vaccine was the means to which the virus spread World wide and for that reason Poland was the only European country to not vaccinate their people against the US lab created A-H1N1 virus. In 2009 more people died as the result of being vaccinated than those who actually had and lived through the virus infection without treatment. In 2009 people who were admitted to hospitals in the United States and Canada were given the A-H1N1 vaccine by the attending doctor even if they were admitted for bone fractures, burns, automobile accidents or any number of other non life threatening. None exhibited any signs of having been infected by the virus. People who had admitted themselves to the hospital for bone fractures were unnecessarily vaccinated and became sick and even died. To cover up the hospital’s error the hospital recorded the cause of death as either cardiac arrest (declared side effect of the vaccine), complications (another side effect of the vaccine), or Anaphylactic shock (yet another declared side effect of the vaccine).

These reports and studies reveal that the modern medical system they have in the United States is extremely risky for patients. Prescription drugs (prescribed by a very well paid family physician) alone kill 100,000 people a year, and over-the-counter medications (pharmaceutically made drugs that are mass produced using varies chemical and toxins combinations that don’t require a doctor’s prescription) kill another 40,000. Now with the CDC study we know that hospital malpractice (the CDC calls them errors) kill another 195,000 people each year. In all, this makes almost 350,000 people each year who are killed (as apposed to dying of natural causes) by modern medicine. And that’s all according to statistics compiled by the medical establishment!

No one is calling for an investigation of the pharmaceutical companies for killing 100,000 people each year. The FDA stands by as if on the sidelines, watching all of this without much alarm. Yes, the agency has mandated the bar coding of prescription drugs in hospitals to help reduce prescription drug errors, but when those prescription drugs cause fatalities even when prescribed and administered correctly, bar coding doesn’t solve the source of the problem in the first place. The real problem with our modern medical system is that it relies on drugs and surgery to treat practically everything, and these limited strategies are inherently dangerous and will inevitably cause fatalities, as is now being shown in numerous studies just like this one.

If we had a national health care system that was based on prevention, nutrition, physical exercise, and consultation with patients rather than surgical procedures and prescription drugs, we would have far fewer deaths, and in fact, great improvements in the longevity and happiness of patients. Costs would plummet, and hospitals could be transformed into places of healing rather than the morgue.

Solutions for a broken system

A program to gradually deregulate medicine would put an end to rising health care costs and solve the health care crisis. The American Medical Association (AMA) should continue to certify and approve medical schools and hospitals but they should be operated privately without the coercive power of the federal government to protect it from competition. Other medical organizations and other medical professionals should be allowed to compete with the AMA for provision of health care, certification of medical schools and hospitals, and licensing of physicians.

Deregulation of medicine would encourage the use of lower cost alternatives to physician-administered health care. We are currently forced to see physicians, many with a quarter of a million dollars worth of medical education, for even routine ailments. Using physicians assistants and nurse practitioners for basic health care and allowing them to operate health care clinics would dramatically reduce medical costs. Allowing midwives, chiropractors, pharmacists and other physician substitutes to have a greater role in health care would also help to lower health care costs.

A commonly held fear is that deregulating medicine might lower costs but would lead to substandard hospitals, quack doctors and shoddy medical care. Those same fears about declining quality were common prior to deregulation of the airline and transportation industries and have been shown to be completely unfounded.

Re-establishing direct payment for medical services through programs like medical savings accounts would restore cost consciousness on behalf of consumers. When medical services are paid for directly, consumers behave much differently than when payment is made by a third party. Direct payment encourages consumer to: 1) ask about prices and shop around for the best value, 2) be prudent about the amount of health care they purchase, and 3) seek medical treatment from nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, midwives or other low cost alternatives to physician care. Direct payment would serve to control medical costs by making consumers fully aware of all costs of health care.

It has been excess government intervention and regulation that has created the current health care crisis in the United States. The US needs to decrease the role of government by restoring competition in health care with market solutions, not increase the role of government with socialized medicine. Deregulation of medicine, like deregulation of trucking, railroad, and airlines, would result in lower prices and higher quality service. The health care crisis would evaporate in the light of market competition.

How will we know when deregulation of medicine has gone far enough? When medicine becomes so competitive that doctors are once again willing to make house calls. House calls would dramatically lower the number of people dying by going to the hospital. Bringing back doctor house calls would benefit everyone.

Doctor’s house calls provide an outstanding primary care. You don’t waste time in a waiting room. You can get acute care, avoiding the ER or urgent care “clinic. You get a timely appointment with your doctor. Especially beneficial for those who can’t get out of the house, or feel too sick to drive. House calls provides the ultimate privacy and personalized attention. But, best of all you avoid exposure to other sick people.

House calls would stop the spread of all contagious influenza viruses. If patient zero for the A-H1N1 virus had stayed home and called for a doctor to make a house call the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic would never have been declared. The CDC is suppose to quarantine any person who they suspect is inflected with a highly contagious disease or virus. For the 2009 Swine Flu outbreak, the CDC failed to follow standard procedure and protocol. Why? The US government orders the CDC into action. By not following standard procedure for containment of the Swine Flu virus the CDC was following the orders of the Obama administration and allowed the virus to spread. The day the news broke that the first case of Swine Flu had been confirmed (Marc S Griswold) by the CDC was when the CDC was suppose to quarantine everyone who came in contact with that person. They did not. They allowed Griswold to travel back from Mexico to the US on an International commercial airline. His plane landed in one of the busiest International airports in the United States - Washington Dulles International Airport. Dulles is served by nearly a dozen U.S.flagged carriers and nearly two dozen international carriers. Airlines serving Dulles provide non-stop service to over 80 domestic destinations and to over 40 international destinations. The CDC was either grossly negligent or a willing conspirator in spreading the A-H1N1 virus World wide. Had there been a quarantine in effect neither charges would be applicable. Had there been a doctor house call health care system in effect in the US, thousands, perhaps millions, of American would still be alive today.