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Hospitals & Iatrogenocide

If you want to stay healthy or get healthy, a hospital is the very last place you want to find yourself. Most hospitals are filthy places that are infested with antibiotic-resistant superbugs, serve disease-promoting foods, and lack vital sunlight. And multiple studies now show that potentially deadly mistakes with drugs or surgical procedures appear to be frighteningly common in US hospitals.  No, I’m not talking about emergency rooms. If I had a severed hand, I would get to the emergency room as fast as possible and hopefully the doctor would be able to reattach the hand. Emergency room physicians do amazing jobs and oftentimes are paid only a fraction of what the “specialists” are paid, so I’m not knocking them at all. What I’m talking about is treatment for chronic, degenerative disease.

“Iatrogenic” means “caused by medical treatment.” The term “iatro” comes from the Greek word “iatros” for medical or medicinal. Iatrogenic death occurs when people die due to errors or negligence by doctors. The reported yearly death rate from medical error is over 120,000. This compares to around 44,000 deaths from motor vehicles and only a few hundred from commercial aviation. You should be far more worried about dying in a hospital than from an airplane crash.

A host of new studies indicate that approximately 80% of medications, tests, and procedures are likely unnecessary. In other words, if doctors were baseball players, they would have a .200 batting average. Or if they were basketball players, they’d be shooting 20%. Have you ever heard of any professional basketball players who miss the mark that often? Other than Shaquille O’Neal when he’s shooting free throws? Dr. Harvey Fineberg, M.D., president of the Institute of Medicine and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, has said that between 30% and 40% of our entire healthcare expenditure is paying for fraud and unnecessary treatment. According to Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 250,000 deaths per year are caused by medical errors. A study by Harvard University professor Lucian Leape found that one million patients are injured by errors during hospital treatment annually, with some 120,000 deaths. One out of every 200 patients in hospitals in New York State had an iatrogenic death. Less than 10% of the medical mistakes are reported to hospital authorities. http://www.progress.org/fold107.htm

The Nutrition Institute of America funded an independent review of “government-approved” medicine that was published in 2006. Professors Gary Null and Dorothy Smith, along with doctors Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman and Debora Rasio titled the report “Death by Medicine.” In this report, the researchers found that America’s leading cause of death isn’t heart disease or cancer: its conventional medicine. They found that the iatrogenic death rate in the USA (death caused by doctors and/or medical treatments) is 783,936 a year! In comparison, there are only 31,940 deaths by firearms each year, 19,766 of which are suicides.

Deaths Per Year

Cause

106,000

Non-error, negative effects of drugs

88,000

Hospital infections

98,000

Medical error

115,000

Bedsores

37,136

Unnecessary procedures

108,800

Malnutrition

199,000

Outpatients

32,000

Surgery-Related

783,936

Total deaths per year from iatrogenic causes

So what’s behind these death rates from adverse events?

Profit and politics – plain and simple.

In the words of Robert Scott Bell, modern medicine has become nothing more than the “Church of Biological Mysticism.” I couldn’t agree more. And the deadly nature of this pseudoscientific “church” is made crystal clear whenever there is a doctor’s strike. In 1976 in Bogota, Columbia, there was a 52 day period in which doctors disappeared altogether except for emergency care.  The death rate went down 35%. There was another doctor’s strike during 1976 in Los Angeles. The death rate dropped 18%. During 1973, there was a doctor’s strike in Israel. The death rate dropped 50%.

A 2008 review published in the prestigious journal, Social Science & Medicine, analyzed five separate incidents in which doctor strikes led to decreased mortality.   Awkwardly, they also attempted to blame the lack of elective surgeries, but in the end, they were forced to admit that “the literature suggests that reductions in mortality may result from these strikes.”  Are you getting the picture? Doctors are dangerous! It looks like the best way to reduce deaths may be to fire the doctors.

Statistics show that the average doctor is approximately 24 times more deadly than the average gun owner, and that an average doctor has a 17% chance of killing at least one patient, every single year. Remember George Washington? Throughout his life, he only used what is now known as “alternative” medicine, until the last day of his life. He was apparently in so much pain that he finally allowed the high priests of the “Church of Biological Mysticism” to try a new “scientific” procedure on him called “bloodletting.” It took them less than 24 hours to finish him off with their quackery.

Just because something is considered to be “common medical practice” doesn’t mean that it’s been proven effective. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) was created by Congress to analyze scientific and technical issues in America. From 1972 to 1995, the OTA conducted studies on health care and related topics, but they crossed the line when they produced an “unfavorable” report on the US healthcare system. As a result, the OTA was promptly disbanded. Why? You don’t expect the government to fund an organization that is honest, do you? C’mon, especially when that honesty damages the multi-billion dollar healthcare industry. Wake up to the tyranny. Velcome to Amerika!

In 1978, the OTA issued a major research report that concluded “only 10 to 20 percent of all procedures currently used in medical practices have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trial.” Want me to translate that for you? This means that between 80% and 90% of what doctors do to you is scientifically unproven guesswork. By the government’s own definition, according to this OTA report, the majority of conventional medicine is “quackery.”

While the popular belief is that the US healthcare system is the best in the world, it’s actually more like the “wild west.”  Did you know that in most states, it is illegal for a doctor to recommend any vitamin, nutrient or food for the prevention or treatment of any disease? Doing so can cause a doctor to have his medical license permanently revoked. How irrational and archaic is that?

Care (not treatment) is the answer.  Drugs, surgery and hospitals become increasingly dangerous for chronic disease cases.  Facilitating our God-given healing capacity by improving our diet, exercise, and lifestyle is the key.

Bottom line: Unless you really need immediate critical care, try to avoid doctors and hospitals.

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2 Responses to “Hospitals & Iatrogenocide”

  1. Sheila Hanchard says:

    AND – hospitals are so noisy. Can anyone EVER get a good rest in the hospital?

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