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Posted: 6/1/2001 8:37:32 AM EST
Number of physicians in the US: 700,000. Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000. Accidental deaths per physician.... 0.171 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000. Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) 1,500. Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188 (* Benton County News Tribune on 17th of November, 1999). Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Not everyone has a gun, but most people have at least one Doctor. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand. Guns don't kill people, doctors do.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 8:46:59 AM EST
Cool statistic. I'll have to use that the next time my doc gives me heat for owning.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 8:49:16 AM EST
Yeah, they suck untill ya need one! Kinda like the ANTI'S, Bash guns untill one of em gets mugged or SHTF then it's - WHO PASSED ALL THESE DAMN LAWS!!!! 51 out... [x]
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 9:01:00 AM EST
I'd love to use this, but I've never heard of the Benton County News Tribune. And you also have an asterisk before the name of the paper. Any significance? I don't want to be bitch slapped for using a bogus stat.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 9:12:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 9:26:30 AM EST
I don't hate doctors, just the ones with a political agenda that is aimed at me and other gun owners. There are a lot of doctors out there that are pro gun and own guns. As for the source, I recieved it through the email. But the number is very close to reality if not absolutely correct. The local liberal media have been running ads recently for their news programs involving medical mistakes/doctor related deaths. Their numbers were around 90-100 thousand per year. Everyone knows how the media likes to really slant their numbers.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 10:31:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 10:39:58 AM EST
Everyone dies! Most obviously die within a physicians care...Statistics can be scripted to say anything - including AR-15's are responsible for all the violence in America.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 4:01:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2001 4:00:00 PM EST by pbrstreetgang]
Originally Posted By Janus: Cool statistic. I'll have to use that the next time my doc gives me heat for owning.
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my doc is actually pretty cool. he was in rhodesian sf. we had a nice talk about the usefulness of shotguns in the bush. too bad my hmo got bought out and it looks like i will have to find another one. (:rolleyes:)
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 4:22:39 PM EST
I hate the overcharging doctors when i broke my arm one dr walked in said his name and sent me a bill for 300 bucks never saw him after he said his name what a dick.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 4:40:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Headshrinker: Everyone dies! Most obviously die within a physicians care...Statistics can be scripted to say anything - including AR-15's are responsible for all the violence in America.
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They ARE responsible for the violence in America. If not for AR-15s and other semi-auto/fullauto battle rifles and the men who gave all using them, there would be no "America" to have violence in.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 4:44:35 PM EST
eah i'll bet there will never be an episode of this on ER!
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 7:48:57 PM EST
Can't say I've ever killed anyone. Hate to disappoint you! In fact I,ve had very few patients die-mostly all were allowed to go in peace after discussion between myself and family. I can't tell you how hard it is to throw in the towel sometimes. I do appreciate some of the negative comments made above and I know that all of these things do happen. It would be better for docs if their was one in every family. It would make everyone more able to realize what a difficult life and profession it is. The human body is incredibly complicated and even on a good day it is difficult work.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 7:35:37 AM EST
Please don't throw a blanket over all of us. I worked hard for 15 years taking care of patients in the biggest ER in this state.Then I had a stroke that wiped out 1/3 of my vision.Now i am an instructor,still love to teach the residents,and love my firearms.Unfortunately people get sick and need treatment.By the way,the study has been declared wrong by every statistician who looked at it.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 6:11:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2001 9:53:00 AM EST by Ralph Holderbaum]
Doctors Suck Eh,? On Dec 5 2000 I was heading to work I did'nt know it at the time but there was black ice on the road, to make a long story short, I hit a semi head-on...I'm alive, thanks to some doctors,I had some smashed ribs, collasped lung, my intestines were cut up, my spleen was smashed, I was bleeding to death, fourtunatly for me this happened within 2 mi of a hospital,they had me laid open like you were gutting a deer , went over my intestines inch by inch and repaired any cuts repaired my bowels thanks to them I'm alive. yeah, doctors suck, God bless Em' all
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