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The Fourth Biggest Killer in the UK is the NHS

by Zak » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:11 pm

The Fourth Biggest Killer in the UK is the NHS.

Astonishing but unfortunately true
according to a report in the British Medical Journal in 2004.

The headline figure is
40,000 Britons die per year due to medical accidents and errors
which makes the medical profession i.e. the NHS the Fourth Biggest Killer in the UK.

It's actually worse than that
because the report went on to say
that less than a third of an estimated 90,000 medical mistakes are reported each year.

It's even worse than that
because the figures excluded errors in GP's surgeries.

When the NHS was formed in 1948
it was anticipated that the cost per person would decrease
because people would become healthier.
But the opposite has happened - the cost per person has increased
which implies that we are less healthy!

My doctor prescribes tablets to control my high blood pressure.
He's prescribing to control the symptoms
but he's not addressing the cause of the high blood pressure.

Why?

If he was able to eliminate the cause of the high blood pressure
the tablets to control the high blood pressure would not be required.
which in turn would mean that the pharmaceutical industry would go out of business.!!!

The NHS is not improving our health
but simply dealing with the symptoms of poor health i.e. illnesses.

The NHS is not looking after our health but our illnesses.

So lets call the NHS by it's proper name - The National Illness Service
serving the pharmaceutical industry and not us.

For much more information read 'Trick and Treat' by Barry Groves.

If nothing else it will get you thinking
and it could even save your life.
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Re: The Fourth Biggest Killer in the UK is the NHS

by Mary » Thu May 28, 2015 11:19 am

Yes Zak I agree entirely with these sentiments. It is quicker and easier to just hand out a prescription like giving a goodie bag at the end of the session. The patient goes away feeling they are being cared for when in fact what is needed is more time to get to the root cause of each problem and treat that.
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Re: The Fourth Biggest Killer in the UK is the NHS

by Chris » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:03 pm

A recent trip to the eye hospital revealed that I had a cataract.

I asked what caused it?
The doctor replied:
"We don't know.
Don't worry most people get them and we can operate and replace the lens.
It's a very simple operation and we do loads every day."

Just another example of the National Illness Service in operation
- Deal with the result and not the cause

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