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A week about the Department of Health and Human Services, Officer of the Inspector General released the latest report of hospital incidence reporting which spoke of poor hospital incidence reporting and little, if any changes resulting from error reports. I happened upon a new term. Iatrogensis. Which is the same subject that report speaks of. Adverse effects or complications caused by hospital errors.
Read my post: Birth Choices: Hospital Safety, is it a Fact or Blind Trust?
What I was shocked to find out was that Iatrogenesis is the THIRD cause of death in America as shared by NaturalNews.com. A study in the University of Toronto claims that pharmaceuticals kill more people than motor accidents.
The article shares this eye-opening information:
Why So Many Deaths?
- Faulty systems and operating processes
- The health professional licensing process doesn't pay enough attention to preventing medical errors
- Efforts to teach prevention have often encountered resistance from healthcare providers and organizations
- Lack of financial incentives to improve safety and quality of service
- Dose error
- Known allergy
- Wrong drug/patient
- Route error
- Missed dose
- Wrong technique
- Illegible order
- Duplicate therapy
- Drug-drug interaction - Read More!
I want to end this post by urging you to read this fascinating, well-written article, What is Iatrogenesis? It poses the idea that our government and the pharmaceutical industry is an oligarchy, a power structure that rests with an elite group. Are poor adverse reporting systems amongst hospitals that never seem to improve a collaborated effort? It may well be. Check it out. What is Iatrogenesis?
Stop Iatrogenesis - The Number Three Killer in America is Preventable, by NaturalNews.com