Healthcare Quality Facts


American Medical System is the leading cause of death in the U.S. at a rate of 783,936 annually, costing $282 billion. (1)

The World Health Organization report ranked the US Healthcare System as 15th out of 25 industrialized nations. (2)

(1) Null, Gary, PhD.  Death by Medicine.  Mount Jackson, VA: Praktikos Books, 2010
(2) Starfield, Barbara, MD, MPH.  Is US Health Really the Best in the World?  JAMA.  2000;284: 483-485.

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Healthcare Professional Quotes

In a survey of 12,000 physicians throughout the United States, 76% of them said "they are either at 'full capacity'or are 'overextended and overwhelmed' " (3)

One physician wrote on his survey, "The only good thing about the practice of medicine is the patients.  But can't afford to see patients anymore. So I'm leaving clinical practice." (3) 

"If I'm ever a patient in the hospital, I want a family member there 24/7.  It's not that the nurses are incompetent, they are just overworked."  -Kathy, RN, Buda, TX(4)

(3) Miller, Phillip.   In Their Own Words.  New York:  The Physicians’ Foundation, 2010  
Ehrenclou, Martine, M.A.  Critical Conditions.  The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One out Alive.  Santa Monica, CA:  Lemon Grove Press, 2008

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