Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing medical mistakes. Citing the statistics of how many patients are killed, injured and infected in America every year. Contending that the MDs have legislated themselves into a monopoly on healthcare. Asserting that no other industry could get away with hurting so many of their customers.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story on medical malpractice payments. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center looked at 25 years of U.S. malpractice claim payouts. Between 1986 to 2010 these penalty payouts amounts to $38.8 billion in that time frame. Finding that the leading type of claim accounted for 28.6% of the total. Diagnostic errors was the biggest portion these errors translated to missed diagnosis, wrong or delayed diagnosis.
- Sandra has follow-up questions regarding her son who has cystic fibrosis.
- Miranda has questions concerning two friends diagnosed with MD (muscular dystrophy).
- Marvin recently suffered a mild stroke.
- Linda has questions concerning weight loss.
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