Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Elizabeth Kerl Caucci sent a link to Centers for Disease Control statistics on mortality from various causes. When the intent and manner of injury was ""All Intents" and the mechanism of injury was "medical care, adverse effects," it shows 2,804 deaths [and deaths only, i.e., not inclusive of injuries where the patient survived] in 2000. When I went general, and got the numbers for all intents and all mechanisms of injury, I got 151,268 for 2000. Thus, deaths from adverse medical care accounted for 2% of all CDC-reported mortality in 2000.

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