Is there a Doctor in the House?

Submitted by J Hart on 5/12/01. ( )

Number of physicians in the US = 700,000
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician = 0.171
(as per US Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) = 1504
Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188
(US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)

Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun

(Taken from the Benton County News Tribune on the 17th of November 1999)

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this is true

This response submitted by jt on 5/13/01. ( )

i have to work with some of these idiots! look up stats on auto accidents. they are even more deaths caused by docs than autos too. if you are ever in the hospital, do not let a resident doctor take care of you. these people are still learning medicine even though they are "doctors" it only takes 4 years of school to become an MD. IT TAKES MUCH MORE STUDY TO BECOME A GOOD STAFF DOCTOR OR "ATTENDING" doctor.

a little reminder from your respiratory therapist taxidermy buddy


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