This "is the best article I have ever seen written in the published literature documenting the tragedy of the traditional medical paradigm," Dr. Mercola says of the study, headed up by Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
In discussing how the US health care system may contribute to poor health, Dr. Starfield cites the following figures:
12,000 -- unnecessary surgery
7,000 -- medication errors in hospitals
20,000 -- other errors in hospitals
80,000 -- infections in hospitals
106,000 -- non-error, negative effects of drugs(!)