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medical system in the US is the 3rd leading cause of death

This is right behind cancer and heart disease. Medical errors kill people, drug interactions kill people, hospital infections kill people, surgeries kill people, poorly trained at home nurses kill people. Even great surgeons kill people. A simple mistake from a heart surgeon, one wrong stitch and you are dead.

Do you know what happens when a hospital or a doctor makes a mistake? The CLAM up, and do everything in your power from knowing that an error has occured.


Wed. Nov 7, 11:52am

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Just another reason to keep yourself healthy : )

Wednesday, November 07, 2007, 5:34 PM

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For all the mistakes and possibilities, I would take American health care over any other. I live most of my life out of the U.S. because of my husband's work. The German health care system is supposed to be fabulous, but when I went to a doctor there for foot pain, I was scheduled for appointment after appointment. When I returned to the U.S. - still in pain after 6 months of weekly doctor visits, I saw a Podiatrist. One visit ended my pain and taught me what I needed to do keep it from returning. My son had a similar experience - for him, it was 3 surgeries, 3 years of pain. On seeing a U.S. doctor, it was 2 doctor visits and the problem was solved. Over and over, we have had difficulty with non-U.S. health care until I put off getting treatment for anything I can put off until I can get back to that good old US health care system.

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 12:28 AM

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I think people here in the US take everything they have and have access to for granted. Go to any other country and experience what there health care systems are like. Stop the bitching and complaining and save it until you really have something to compare it to. I've live in South America for 2 years and their system was horrible, I've also lived in France and the same thing. We have it really good here. Doctors aren't Gods they don't know everything and sometimes they even misdiagnose things until they figure it out. But we do get outstanding care.

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 1:01 AM

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I'm just waiting for the "I'm so glad I'm Canadian" crap to begin...she always makes an appearance on these threads.

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 9:06 AM

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i'd agree with everyone else....wait until you've experienced health care in other parts of the world to judge because health care is truly better here than anywhere else. and i certainly hope there isn't any canadian to give some "canadians have better health care" spiel. when you have universal health care you have people going to the doctor for stupid reasons like the common cold instead of taking the time to judge where they're truly sick or not which means it takes forever to get things like surgery in canada. in fact, many canadians who have the means, fly themselves to the u.s. for important health care and things such as surgery.

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 9:15 AM

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