Medical Deaths

Med­ical care is one of the leas­ing caus­es of death in the U.S.

Accord­ing to the Inspec­tor Gen­er­al of the Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices, adverse med­ical events account for 180,000 untime­ly deaths each year.

How does that com­pare to oth­er avoid­able fatal­i­ties?

ANNUAL DEATH TOLL FROM AVOIDABLE CAUSES

 

Adverse Med­ical Events.….….….….….…180,000

Car Crash­es.….….….….….….….….….….…. 34,000

Suicide.….….….….….….….….….….….….….…33,000

Firearms.….….….….….….….….….….….….….31,000

Homicide.….….….….….….….….….….….….…18,000

Illic­it Drug Use.….….….….….….….….….……17,000

Iraq, Afghanistan Wars.….….….….….….….…750

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Aaron is a health conscious individual living in the Pacific Northwest.

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