It is no secret that hospitals, although often not for profit, are in the business of making money by providing medical care. It is seemingly a simple exchange until something goes wrong.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, and based on its collected data, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. One logical inference from that statistic is that you are more likely to die from the medical treatment at any given facility than you are for the actual condition you are there for. This is not to suggest there is any malice or intent on behalf of these providers but the statistics speak for themselves. (more…)