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Doctors;

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million)

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500..

(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188. Statistics courtesy of FBI >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.' >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 AM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Just for Fun

• I'd rather my doctor accidently kill me, than a gun I had in my own house.

Answer by sarapurser at 12:54 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

• And how many guns purposely kill people?

Including those owned by registered gun owners?

Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:00 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

• When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago, the last thing on my mind was the possibility that any of my doctors could kill me. When I had my hysterectomy last year, I NEVER doubted my doctors would save my life.
You really need to have confidence in your doctors, if you don't trust him/her think about changing

Answer by WAganma56 at 1:23 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

• Killed in car accidents
42,116*

Killed by the common flu
20,000*

Killed by murders
15,517*

Killed in airline crashes
(of 477m passenger trips)
120 (1)

Killed by lightning strikes
90*

More than 350 people are killed in the United States each year by police officers

Sudden cardiac death kills more than 250000 people each year in the US

Physicians' bad handwriting kills more than 7000 people a year. ... of the 3.2 billion prescriptions written in the U.S. every year

33 fatal dog attacks in the USA

high salt diet contributes to 150000 deaths each year in the United States

Over a thousand US women are killed each year by a current or former intimate partner

Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

• What year was the US Dept of Health & Human Svcs report done, because they are really coming down hard on the healthcare professionals in the past few years.

Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:38 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

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