Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Medical Error In America

Medical Error Statistics

Alarming Trend: Medical Errors Have Increased in the U.S.

A new editorial in The Lancet medical journal cites staggering statistics that medical errors now occur in as many one-third of all U.S. hospitalizations.
The editors present other attention-getting statistics from several scientific studies establishing that medical errors remain a serious problem in the U.S. and appear to have increased over the last 10 years, despite national attention called to this problem.
The Lancet editors ask, “Why?” And, they make some suggestions that should well be considered by medical professionals, patients and caregivers, and policy makers in the U.S.

Keep in mind that 120,000 deaths from medical errors each year is based only on what gets reported. Most deaths from medical errors get covered up. Doctors are clever liars.


Related: Dr Oz Busted!! Click Here

The Alarming Statistics:
The editorial, entitled, “Medical errors in the USA: human or systemic?“, appears in the April 16, 2011 Issue of The Lancet. It cites and describes the findings of several published studies on medical errors in the U.S. by recognized U.S. scientific and professional sources. Among them are the following:
  • The US Institute of Medicine’s 1999 report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, estimated that avoidable medical errors contributed annually to 44,000—98,000 deaths in US hospitals. Hospital errors were reported to constitute the eighth leading cause of death nationally, accounting for more U.S. deaths than breast cancer, AIDS, and motor-vehicle accidents. This drew national attention to the problem.
  • Yet, more than 10 years later, the problem of medical errors remains and seems to have increased. A new study reported in the April, 2011 issue of Health Affairs, found that by one measure, medical errors occur in as many as one-third of hospital admissions in the U.S., and may be ten times greater than previously measured. “The most common are medication errors, followed by surgical errors, procedure errors, and nosocomial infections,” according to The Lancet’s review of the study.
  • The study, conducted by scientists and professionals at three leading U.S. medical schools as well as at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, compared three different methods commonly used for measuring “adverse events” in hospitals: (i) voluntary reporting, (ii) the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Indicators (which rely on automated review of discharge codes to detect adverse events), and (iii) the Global Trigger Tool pioneered by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (based upon independent review of medical charts, with follow up investigation where indicated).

    The study found that this third method measured at least ten times more confirmed serious medical errors than did the other two methods. As observed by The Lancet’s editorial, “This finding suggests that the two currently used methods for detecting medical errors in the USA are unreliable, underestimate the real burden, and also risk misdirection of present efforts to improve patient safety.”
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  • A study reported in the November 25, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, also confirmed that medical errors in U.S. hospitals are a serious problem. The study, conducted by lead author Christopher Landrigan, M.D., M.P.H. of the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and a group of doctors from Harvard Medical School, Standford University School of Medicine, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, reported that even in places where local governments have made efforts to improve safety of inpatient care, such as in hospitals in North Carolina, the high rate of detected medical errors did not change over a 5-year period between 2002 and 2007.
  • A November, 2010, document from the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services reported that one in seven Medicare beneficiaries have complications from medical errors when hospitalized, and that these medical errors contribute to about 180,000 deaths of patients per year.
  • A study by Jill Van Den Bos and other professionals of Milliman’s Denver Health practice reported in the April, 2011 Issue of Health Affairs found that the measurable cost of US medical errors amounted to US $17.1 Billion in 2008 (0.72% of the $2.39 trillion spent on health care that year). Ten types of error accounted for more than two-thirds of the total cost of medical errors. The top two most costly medical errors are postoperative infections and pressure ulcers. The three most common medical errors were pressure ulcers, post-operative infections, and postlaminectomy syndrome.
  • Another study, conducted by John Goodman and associates of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas, TX and also reported in the April, 2011 Issue of Health Affairs, reported that medical errors cause as many as 187,000 deaths in hospitals each year, and 6.1 million injuries, both in and out of hospitals in the U.S. This study estimated that the social costs, in lives lost and disabilities caused, from these medical errors amounted to between $393 Billion to $958 Billion in 2006, equivalent to 18% to 45% of total US health-care spending in that year. These authors recommended as a possible solution that patients should be “offered voluntary, no-fault insurance prior to treatment or surgery [so that they] would be compensated if they suffered an adverse event—regardless of the cause of their misfortune—and providers would have economic incentives to reduce the number of such events.”
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

If Michelle Obama Gets Her Way: Why Ending Obesity Will Collapse the Economy

If Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign continues to pick up steam economic chaos will ensue. 

Let's start with food and look at the numbers.




75% of Americans are fat or obese and on average they eat more twice as much as the thinlings. This means that of all the food that is consumed by Americans over 90% is consumed by fatlings. If every American was a thinling food consumption would be reduced by close to half. 




Gluttony is good for the economy. Food is 20% of the world's economy and 30% of the US GDP. An end to obesity will reduce the US GDP by 15%. A 15% reduction in the US GDP will throw the world economy into chaos and that's just food.

Many sectors will be affected. The Cascade Effect!


Let's start with the food industry. Fast food will be devastated. It's really hard to get fat without fast food. Meals will be smaller and so will the number of people going to fast food restaurants. Suppliers to the fast food  industry will lose 15% of their business. Because portions will be smaller and less customers will be served. This means less equipment like freezers, coolers, stoves, deep fryers, milk shake machined ect...




The ripple effect will continue... 




Smaller cars and lighter loads will mean less petroleum consumed.

The biggest economic devastation will happen to the health care industry.  

The multi-BILLION weight loss surgery industry will vanish like a fart in the wind. There will be 1000's of people in the bariatric industry out of work who will require retraining. More doctors going into other fields will drive prices down causing a deflationary spiral. In economicsdeflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods and services.  

The multi-BILLION diet industry will also vanish like an all you can eat buffet at a NAAFA convention. 

The diabetes industry DEVASTATED!

The sleep apnea industry DEVASTATED!

The power chair industry will be DEVASTATED!

Joint replacement industry DEVASTATED!

All the profitable co-morbid obesity related diseases will virtually vanish.  

Because the biggest consumers of health care are fat and obese and 75% of the US population is fat or obese the entire health care industry will suffer a massive and insurmountable economic devastation. 

Big Joe the largest man in the world 1903. American Police officer 2012.
Still not convinced? Ask yourself this. When was the economy best, in 1903 or now? 

Friday, July 25, 2014

MS Cure? MS Cause?



As we all know the criminal run medical industry, in the past 50 years has not nor do they want to cure anything. The money in not in the cure of a disease but in the management. 


This may be for real! As you know the medical industry has yet to cure anything in the past 50 years but now some mavericks in England, Italy and Australia appear to have discovered the cause and cure. Let's hope!

http://blog.amsvans.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/mri-multiple-sclerosis-lesions.jpg
MRI showing brain lesions that cause the symptoms of MS


There is compelling evidence that Chlamydia Pneumoniae is the cause of MS and three inexpensive antibiotics can cure it.

Read more about chlamydia pneumoniae

http://www.cpnhelp.org/publicimages/EBsOnRBCs.jpg 

What makes Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Cpn) so troublesome?  Click here for more info on Cpn

    • While it may start as a respiratory infection, Cpn can be carried to other parts of the body and infect many other tissues, including nerve tissue, the brain, muscles, the lining of blood vessels and even your immune cells (macrophages).

    • Standard single antibiotic courses (two weeks) only kill Cpn in one of its three life phases, leaving live forms of Cpn bacteria which are in other stages to renew infection.

    • Cpn contains at least two endotoxinsi (toxic chemicals) which cause tissue damage and inflammationi, chronic immune activation and toxic load in your body.

    • Cpn infects inside your cells and parasitically steals energy from your own body cells in order to replicate.

    • The only way to cure it is to take a combination of antibioticsi, to kill it in all of it's life phases so nothing is left behind to re-infect.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rep Alan Grayson Kicking Ass and Taking Names

Well, it’s official, because the New York Times said it: Rep. Alan Grayson is “the liberal Democrat that Republicans love to hate.”

“The Old Gray Lady,” as the New York Times sometimes is called, imparted that revelation last week, in an article about House Democrats who have been successful in coaxing Republican support for amendments on the Floor of the House. Maybe the entire article should have been about Alan; he has done it far more than anyone else. 

And – whoops, there it is! – Alan did it again last week. He passed two amendments in the House: one that seriously punishes federal contractors who commit crimes, and a second that ups the federal appropriation for free tax assistance for seniors by 50%. 

Oh, and Alan also held the Republicans’ feet to that clear blue flame by doing something that no one else had figured out how to do for the past four years: force a House vote on a federal minimum wage increase. Every single House Republican voted against the increase. Which reveals the House Republicans to the electorate as the callous corporate tools that they really are. Take THAT, GOP. 

RELATED: A Democrat With a Spine.

So how is it that Rep. Alan Grayson is able to win vote after vote for progressive causes in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party House of Representatives? Is it his charm? No. Is it his good looks? Definitely not. 

Nope, what it comes down to is this: Alan Grayson is able to craft progressive amendments that are just enough appealing to just enough Republicans to win. Hence the headline in the New York Timesarticle: “Liberals and Libertarians Find Common Ground in House.” 

So why is Alan “the liberal Democrat that Republicans love to hate”? Because he wins, without compromising his progressive principles. Because he wins, without kissing up to them. 

Because he wins. God, how they hate that. 

What Rep. Alan Grayson is trying to do, what Team Grayson are trying to do, is to demonstrate something very simple: You can be a progressive, and you can win. 

In New York, Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s favorable approval rating is approaching two-to-one. (And believe me, New Yorkers are a very tough audience. Fuhgeddaboudit.) Why? Because Mayor DeBlasio promised New Yorkers paid sick leave and universal pre-kindergarten programs, and then . . . DeBlasio delivered paid sick leave and universal pre-kindergarten programs. 

Get it? You can be a progressive, and you can win. Not just in elections, but in real life. Which is what it’s all about. 

So when a Congressman With Guts hears from the New York Times that he is the liberal Democrat whom the Republicans love to hate, his reaction is the same as FDR’s was: “I welcome their hatred.” 

When we win, and the GOP loses, they hate that. So be it. Because our whole future is at stake, and we have to win. We have to win.
Team Grayson

“This ain’t no party.
This ain’t no disco.
This ain’t no fooling around.
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey.
I ain’t got time for that now.”
 

- Talking Heads, “Life During Wartime” (1979).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Boehner Humiliated!

BREAKING: President Obama just slammed Speaker Boehner’s threat to sue the White House.
We couldn’t agree more. But we never expected so many of you to fight back against Boehner’s lawsuit!
That’s right -- now Drmocrats are in range of hitting 200,000 donations since Boehner announced that he’s suing President Obama.
They they can get there today -- while dick stroking House Republicans are holding Congressional hearings launching their lawsuit -- that would be another MAJOR endorsement of President Obama’s agenda. (AND another HUMILIATING setback for Boehner’s big lawsuit).


Listen up Boehner... now you really have something to cry about. Obama spanked you once again.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Toshiba Sucks

Trying to decide which corporate gangsters and morons suck the most can be like trying to decide which shit stinks the worst dog shit or pig shit for me it's a toss up but there are animal feces that smell worse than others and it's usually that carnivores like the big cats. Toshiba is the lion shit of corporate slime.

My HP Windows 7 HP met a tragic end. It fell out of my case and down a very long flight of stairs and it was a total loss. Not wanting to replace it with the nightmare that is Windows 8 I looked for a Windows 7 machine. It was interesting in that at Staples, Best Buy and Office Max the sales people told me that nearly everyone who came in to buy a laptop wanted a Windows 7 but unfortunately they didn't have any. They didn't want a Windows 7 machine because Windows 7 is a stellar platform and OS-- it isn't. They wanted Window 7 because Windows 8 is a total piece of shit.

I did find a Windows 7 machine and it was a Toshiba so I bought it. Now I think maybe I would have struggled with Windows 8 but then again a lot of the software I use runs like shit on 8 and some won't run on a Mac and besides PC's from a hardware point of view are better than Macs.



There was a time when the customer was always right and businesses worked to server the customer. That is no longer the case. We are non longer seen as customers but rather as consumers because corporations are not businesses because corporate gangsters are not businessmen. Corporations trash businesses.

Let's trash Toshiba. I don't want to see Toshiba go out of business because the only people who will get fucked are the employees but by the same token I don't want to see Toshiba operating the way they currently are at this time. Here's my plan. As you know my blogs average over 25K page views per day.  Dr Bear's web influence is enormous. El's influence is equally powerful as in Proud FA's.

How Proud FA fixed Mixcraft. Proud started a a site called Mixcraft Sucks and for those of you who don't know Mixcraft is a Digital Audio Work station and like many is sucks/sucked. Because Proud FA exposed them for the shitware that they are and cost the parent company Acoustica $$$ and bruised some egos they vastly improved their product and today it is better than the most expensive DAWs.

I would ask that my readers trash Toshiba on Facebook, Amazon, Geek Forums, blogs, ect..




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    Mar 4, 2012 - This could be rather lengthy if you want to know all the details, but in short, my goal here is to cost Toshiba at least a million dollars in sales.
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