The crisis in modern medicine is far more than its cost which is getting the attention of politicians and the press. In 2000 the AMA finally was forced to publish an article on the deaths which were being caused by medicine itself. This article which stated that medicine was the fourth cause of death in the U.S. was surprisingly ignored by politicians and the press. Since then the rate of death from medical causes, or iatrogenic deaths, is still increasing. Iatrogenics, in 2009, was the third cause of death with still no public response other than concern about its cost and support for the effort to get everyone under the “protection” of medical insurance.
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