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Posted: 4/12/2006 1:40:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 6:47:26 PM EDT by V-Rod]
sorry if I offended ANY resident doctors that frequent here

The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000

Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000

Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171

*Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services

Now think on this:

Guns: The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (80 Million) and counting

The number if accidental gun deaths per year is 1,500

So, the number of accidental deaths by gun fire per owner is .000188

*Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statistically doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners!

REMEMBER: “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do!”

Final fact not everyone has a gun but almost everyone has at least one doctor!

Please Alert Your Friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!

For the kids, tell 87 people today

I have withheld the statistics on

LAWYERS

for fear the shock would may incite world wide panic causing people to seek medical attention.

I now return you to your normally schedule broadcast
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:42:25 PM EDT
How about we leave the skewed statitstics, weak logic, and chain emails to the DU types?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:43:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:


*Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services



Too bad that's not actually true.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:44:54 PM EDT
Ban physicians, for the children.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:45:41 PM EDT
So your against saving 1500 lives a year fron AD gun deaths?

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:46:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
How about we leave the skewed statitstics, weak logic, and chain emails to the DU types?



It's not so much a problem of "skewed" statistics, but rather "completely made up" statistics.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 1:47:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By geeze:
So your against saving 1500 lives a year fron AD gun deaths?




Assuming that number is even correct, what's to say most of those aren't suicides - that just get classified as a more "sanitized" and feel-good AD.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 2:05:21 PM EDT
As a old medic I agree that doctors kill more then A/D's.
Medicine is call a art in many terms and areas, it is not certin given the information.
Doctors use the information given to them buy patients and families to do the best they can.
Doctors can and do make mistakes, no medical contact can be a absolute.
The media focuses on the guns because it is politicaly correct, and the doctors stand up for themselves. Something that gun owners don't do
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 2:10:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 2:11:54 PM EDT by geeze]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By geeze:
So your against saving 1500 lives a year fron AD gun deaths?

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Assuming that number is even correct, what's to say most of those aren't suicides - that just get classified as a more "sanitized" and feel-good AD.



I know, i've been reading up on the idea of "Public Health Approach" to gun deaths. It is absolutly hilarious when I think back to all the arguments I've heard before on the subject coming from our favorite Anti-Gunners using this approach. For example that gun deaths can be resolved by removing guns.

ETA; The "Pulic Health Approach" is a staple of Rebecca Peters campaign
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 2:18:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 2:19:19 PM EDT by V-Rod]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
How about we leave the skewed statitstics, weak logic, and chain emails to the DU types?



It's not so much a problem of "skewed" statistics, but rather "completely made up" statistics.




but it sounded good come on guys, I have no confirmation if its skewed, or completely made up. I posted because I thought it was humorous in a sick perverted way
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 2:26:09 PM EDT
How many cases of cancer have been cured with a gunshot? How many broken legs mended with ball ammo? How many near fatal respiratory infections cured through gunpowder?

How many people die in car accidents? Eliminate automobiles!!!


How many die of old age? BAN OLD AGE!!!!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:17:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 7:39:35 PM EDT by PeteCO]

Originally Posted By ClayP:
How many cases of cancer have been cured with a gunshot? How many broken legs mended with ball ammo? How many near fatal respiratory infections cured through gunpowder?



None, none, and none.

HOWEVER, many live HAVE been saved by guns.

I DO think the stat is bullshit, though.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:30:58 PM EDT
In a related story, over 10 million a year die from old age. This week's statistic for morons "Living too long can cause you to die"
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:35:58 PM EDT
An incurable case of cancer can be dealt with quite efficiently with a pistol.

I think they call that autoeuthanasia (sic). LOL

More to the point, I have no doubt that malpractice leads to more deaths than AD. I just don't have any skewed stats to offer other than those from my posterior.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:38:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 6:39:25 PM EDT by sleepdr]
As others said, dupe.

...and one that I'm tired of arguing. I'm not even replying to this thread, in fact.

Just watched a guy die, and it certainly wasn't anything that we docs did to him.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:40:32 PM EDT
I guess it was time for the biweekly 'Doctors kill more people than guns' post.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:47:22 PM EDT
In related news every one that lives will eventually die. I personally thing stupidity is the leading cause of death.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 2:35:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 2:35:47 PM EDT by sleepdr]

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
sorry if I offended ANY resident doctors that frequent here




No worries here. I used to work in a very large hospital in Boston (22 floors in one wing), and someone had actually posted that in one of the operating rooms. In an anti-gun mecca, it was a small cry of rebellion from a few of us healthcare workers that enjoyed shooting.
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