On July 26, 2000, the US medical community received a titanic shock to the system, when one of its most respected and honored public-health experts, Dr. Barbara Starfield, revealed her findings on healthcare in America.

The landmark Starfield study, “Is US health really the best in the world?”, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, came to the following conclusions:

Every year in the US there are:

  • 12,000 deaths from unnecessary surgeries;
  • 7,000 deaths from medication errors in hospitals;
  • 20,000 deaths from other errors in hospitals;
  • 80,000 deaths from infections acquired in hospitals;
  • 106,000 deaths from FDA-approved correctly prescribed medicines.

The total of medically-caused deaths in the US every year is 225,000.

This makes the medical system the third leading cause of death in the US, behind heart disease and cancer.

The Starfield study is the most explosive revelation about modern healthcare in America ever published.  The credentials of its author and the journal in which it appeared are, within the highest medical circles, impeccable.

Yet, on the heels of Starfield’s astonishing findings, although media reporting was extensive, it soon dwindled.  No major newspaper or television network mounted an ongoing “Medicalgate” investigation.  Neither the US Department of Justice nor federal health agencies undertook prolonged remedial action.

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Comments on: "Medical System Third Leading Cause Of Death" (5)

  1. Thanks for this interesting article.
    My first thought upon reading the first bit was that I will forward this to a certain family member who does not share my distrust in western medicine. This same person ended up hospitalized twice this fall due to reactions to two different prescription drugs which were meant to be treating her long-standing medical conditions (nothing to do with Morg). She continues to buy into western medicine because drs. are “experts”, and she does not support my efforts to find alternate paths of healing for myself (or herself, obviously). So when I first saw this article, I thought, Maybe this will convince her to look more critically at the medical establishment.
    But then I realized, she’s not really capable of doing that because she doesn’t have any faith in the alternatives. I mean, if you destroy her paradigm without presenting an alternative, it would be terrifying for her–it would leave her hanging with nothing to believe in. I think most normal people would see the facts layed out in this article, and through some self-preservation defense mechanism, somehow disregard the information that mainstream medicine is bad for them. Total denial. Or rather, people can’t see obvious information if it doesn’t fit into their belief system. This is the same reason that so many drs. don’t recognize Morgellons: it simply doesn’t have a place in their belief system. Western medicine seems to me to be a religion more than it’s anything else at this point. Unfortunately, it masquerades as science, and this goes unquestioned by most.

    It takes something catastrophic like Morgellons for most of us to wake up to certain realities. It’s such a terrifying place to be when we realize we have this bizarre condition and drs can’t or won’t help. It really pulls the rug out, and makes us question what we thought we knew (of course it can make us a little crazy too). Even then, look how many of us are still waiting on the CDC to come up with a cure.

    I like this quote from the article:
    “The US public does not seem to recognize that inappropriate care is dangerous—more does not mean better. The problem is NOT mainly with the FDA but with population expectations.”

    • i have this awful morgellons its affecting my skull my skin full of sore painful headaches i never have something that is slowley killing me and i owe more money to kasier /harbor city and they are no help its nasal and ive beeb to to take clartin and sent home for a bill of 900$ for worthless test so the i went to harbor ucla in /torrance i pay cash and ran a bill 850$ so im still with soes all over face and body i look awful i dont leave my just this ear unless i have to im a full time mom /wife ive been scam by so called doctor i had enough i give to god because no can help me i feel very very doomed by this morgellon if was”nt for my family i would not let it go this far for death is better than living with morgellon so if anyone can help please do i”ve been dealing with this 2009. im done love& peace grace

  2. Politics has invaded every nook and cranny of the Federal Government and these bureaus are all run by political hacks…CDC,FDA,NHS and every other junky hackorama institute run by the Federal Government, it’s all about money and corruption. Greed is killing “us” all literally. If anyone thinks for one minute that this 1 AM abomination passed last night by the Senate is going to help us or our families, you need to think again. The bill is all about death and who is expendable. I hope everyone realizes that Congress has exempted themselves, certain Cadillac plans for certain Unions. Nebraska is exempted in perpetuity from Medicare payments unlike the other 49 states, Vt, Ma, La all got big extra payments from the Feds. They are buying votes and we are screwed. We are talking one sixth of the American Economy and trillions in deficits, our children are going to be socialist paupers.

    Take away profit incentives and orphan diseases will become completely disavowed.

    I am so pissed off by this life threatening idiocy, I could just scream!!
    Can you tell?

    /rant off

    • By the by, this gal works for Johns Hopkins.
      Watch the second video at MCS twitter link
      If this link doesn’t wok it was a twitter post here from Friday.
      regarding mycoplasma.

    • I’m right there with you lamb, as soon as they pass this death care bill the next move is to remove all natural suppliments and vitamins from the marketplace. In fact, they have already made such moves, bills have been written but shot down but eventually they will pass. You see, once people realize what a death mill government health care is they will turn to natural things such as the poor mans protocol and find they get better, but we can’t have that, only pharmaceuticals can heal, and you’ll have to wait in line to get your death pellets. It’s hard to believe people actually do not know what is going on, the reality is, those of here on this blog have something far more dangerous than Morgellons to worry about, and Morgellons as we know is very dangerous.

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