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Barb Doyle

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For them errors are profitable.
5/13/2013 11:43:00 PM


It will help you to remember that the medical
industrial complex is about making money.
They want to make as much as possible. The
below article highlights that for them errors
are quite profitable.

Surgical errors too profitable to stop!
Sunday, April 21, 2013 by: Dr. Carolyn Dean

(NaturalNews) When I wrote Death by Modern Medicine I was appalled at the level of abuse in the hospital industry leading to 783,936 deaths annually due to medical iatrogenesis. An April 17, 2013 Harvard School of Public Health study published in JAMA adds an even more macabre level of incredulity.

Hospitals actually make money when a patient develops complications during and after surgery. The "bean counters" know this is the case as Dr. Atul Gawande and his team found out in their study of a hospital system in southern U.S.

It's called a "contribution margin" gouged from unfortunate victims' insurance that rewards hospitals and doctors for making mistakes. This wasn't a study of just one hospital gone bad. It followed 12 hospitals making an average "bonus" of $30,500 from insurance when a patient had preventable surgical complications. Since the medical industry has become "all about the money" medical errors and mistakes are becoming the new "cash cow" in a morally and financially bankrupt system.

Every ethical and credible surgeon is now turning over in their graves as the patient body count rises. Every living surgeon should be fighting this demonic trend. Do none of them remember the line in the Hippocratic Oath that says "First Do No Harm?"

Instead of assuring themselves and their patients that they will "neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect." They have taken a more sinister part of the oath to heart. "To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine."

Notice the part about sharing money with his teachers. That's where the Hippocratic Oath becomes hypocritical and fatal for patients and medicine becomes all about the money.

When I read the Hippocratic Oath in medical school I refused to go to my medical school graduation and say the oath that would make me beholding to the monetary system of medicine. I also was repelled by the emphasis on medicine being pass on solely and soullessly to what was a closed camp from the beginning. "...To my brothers in male lineage... to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me... but to no one else."

When the Dean of Medicine forced me to come to his office and say the oath before I could receive my degree, I stood with my fingers crossed behind my back in a small gesture of defiance that I held within my soul which later blossomed in my writing Death by Modern Medicine.

In the 2005 edition I tabulated that 783,936 people die every year before their time due to hospital drug reactions, medical errors, bedsores, infection, malnutrition, outpatient drug reactions, unnecessary procedures, surgical complications and lives lost due to lack of efficient and effective care. The annual cost of iatrogenesis at that time was $282 billion.

Three years later in my second edition called Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions, I updated the statistics and found MORE, not less, people dying: 895,936. But the medical industry had not been idle. Their efforts at containment of this iatrogenic tragedy was to try to contain costs! And they succeeded. They kept the costs at $282.85 billion but continued to let the death rate soar.

Now it seems we have reached a new era in medical iatrogenesis where medical errors are rewarded for NOT implementing strategies and techniques that are known to reduce surgery-related complications.

What's the answer?

Take charge of our own health and your own body. Stay healthy and avoid doctors and hospitals as much as possible. Follow commonsense advice about eating well, exercising, getting a good night's rest and maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. Many people are turning their lives around when they begin by taking these simple steps.

Peace, Health and Prosperity,
Barb Doyle, Sc.

Setting people free.


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