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Doctors vs Guns ?

Found this on Yahoo,

Something to ponder...
Doctors
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000
(C) Accidental deaths per Physician is 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of heath and human services.

Now think about this:
Guns
(A) The number of gun owners is 80,000,000 (yes 80 million!)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188
Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statisticaly doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
I guess this means "guns don't kill people, doctors do!"

Fact: Not everyone has a gun but almost everyone has at least one doctor.
Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!
Out of concern for the public at large I withheld the statistics for lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical help!

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Doctors vs Guns ?

I like the direction of your post, but keep a couple things in mind.

Not quoted are the number of suicides, I don't know the numbers but they might be pretty high. A freind gave me his guns once at the suggetion of his soon to be ex. She didn't know if he was going to shoot her or himself but she was worried, so was he.

The number on doctors might well be much higer also. Hard to quantify. Ofen a doc does his or her best, but a better doctor would have done better. Heck of a lot of people die all the time.

Here's wishing you good health.

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I would have posted it in the Joke section as I can't vouch for the validity of the statistics I just wanted to see who would take it seriously. Guess who did? Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh neener! neener! neener! neener! Laugh Laugh The left has no sense of humor. That's why their so funny!!! neener! neener!

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Seriously though, I had heard on a radio program once that there were somewhere around 1/2 million per year that died as a direct result of Doctor error, misdiagnosis, drug reactions, wrong medication or improper dosing and from infections or other maladies that they caught while hospitalized.
The radio program was "Dead Doctors Don't lie".
Don't know how accurate those numbers are though.

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I read something similar Jtap. My only problem with the numbers here is that there a little too pat and even. It's probable that they're acurate, just rounded off but I'm suspicious of anything (even if it supports my opinions) that looks that easy. Also I like ruffling Civet's feathers!! Some things I just can't resist even when I know they're wrong. Yes

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BunnySlayer wrote:
I read something similar Jtap. My only problem with the numbers here is that there a little too pat and even. It's probable that they're acurate, just rounded off but I'm suspicious of anything (even if it supports my opinions) that looks that easy. Also I like ruffling Civet's feathers!! Some things I just can't resist even when I know they're wrong. Yes

I hear ya,, Applause

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