Medical care is one of the leasing causes of death in the U.S.

According to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, adverse medical events account for 180,000 untimely deaths each year.

How does that compare to other avoidable fatalities?

ANNUAL DEATH TOLL FROM AVOIDABLE CAUSES

 

Adverse Medical Events……………………180,000

Car Crashes……………………………………… 34,000

Suicide………………………………………………..33,000

Firearms……………………………………………..31,000

Homicide…………………………………………….18,000

Illicit Drug Use…………………………………….17,000

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