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Originally posted by bsl4doc
Also take into account that most people go to the doctor when something is wrong. Not all illnesses can be cured.
Can't these statistics simply indicate people in the USA are fairly safe with guns?
If you just look at the number of deaths per physician every year and attribute it to the doctors, shouldn't oncologists be in jail? The truth of the matter is, doctors are just human beings, just like you, can/do make mistakes, and can't solve all problems. Face it. That's reality.
Do I wish none of the patient I work with ever died? ABSOLUTELY!
Will that ever happen? NO!
Sorry to burst your bubble, but doctors aren't gods, as much as some try to make you think so. It's just a response to people treating us like gods =(.
Originally posted by Human Defense
Shut up. My dads a doctor and he hasn't killed anyone. So shut up. Every doctor I know has killed no one. I hate these people. Doctor haters!! (Rs?)
Why do people ALWAYS blame doctors when someone they know dies? If some 100 year old lady dies guess who little retards blame? Doctors! So dumb.
PEOPLE are the reason doctors need insurance!
You are dumb to think it's doctors fault. Dumb-kins.
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
(A) The number of doctors in the U.S. is 700,000
(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.14%. Statistics courtesy of the U.S.Dept of Health &Human Services
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (yes that's 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 0.001875%. Statistics courtesy of the FBI
Don't know where you copied the stats from or where they copied the stats from, but the figures aren't what the FBI is saying. The average is 30,000 per year... 20 times the figure that you've found.
I think the stats on docs are also wrong, but don't have any sites.
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.
Not true. Many can't afford a doc and only go to hospitals, etc, when they are so badly ill that the chances of diagnosing and treating successfully are slim. extra DIV