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Offline Gene_SC

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Statistics...... Funny
« on: May 12, 2009, 10:58:47 PM »
Doctors vs. Gun owners

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are
(C) Accidental deaths per physicianis
Statistics courtesy ofU.S. Dept of HealthandHuman Services.
Now think about this:

Gun Owners:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is
(Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups,is
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owneris

Statistics courtesy ofFBI
So,statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Pleasealert your friendstothis alarming threat.

We must ban doctorsbefore this gets completely out of hand!!!!!

Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics onLawyers
for fear the shock would causepeople to panic and seek medical attention!
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Offline North Pack

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Re: Statistics...... Funny
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 11:56:16 PM »
Lotta truth to that, ...

Offline airiscool

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RE: Statistics...... Funny
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 12:46:19 AM »
Very funny ... but  scary too !

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Re: Statistics...... Funny
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 01:56:03 AM »
sad but true,gene this is a wake up call for sure ..

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RE: Statistics...... Funny
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 02:25:55 AM »

GREAT POST Gene !!!!!

I read the same thing 6 or 7 years ago, about how DANGEROUS DOCTORS CAN BE !!!!

I presented this to my Doctor, in print, and told him how LUCKY HE WAS, TO HAVE ME AS A FRIEND 8)

He didn't think that was very funny !

But as I read YOUR statistics, I find that the death rate per doctor has gone UP, While the death rate per gun owner has gone DOWN !

This shows us that even though all Doctors must attend classes, and ALL Doctors are Registered, and ALL Doctors are Licensed, it has not helped reduce the Death rate at ALL, In fact, the Death Rate per Doctor has gone UP !!!!

It's time fellow members to BAN doctors, before we all are affected by this Epidemic of Death !

Lawyers to follow shortly !!!!!


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RE: Statistics...... Funny
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 03:49:24 AM »
The death rate per doctor goes up because the number of practicing doctors is going down and the number of really sick and aging patients every doctor sees is continually going up.

Suppose you were Dr. Wm. Tell, a brain surgeon whose specialty was removing apples from patient's heads with a target rifle at 30 yards.  You are among the best in the country and do 500 of these procedures per year, because patients who truly need the procedure trust you and come to you for the service.  Some have smaller apples than others.  Some can't hold still and tend to move during the procedure.  And you aren't always able to pick and choose who gets treated and who doesn't.  How often might you have an unexpected "accidental death", no matter how careful you were and no matter how good a shot?

I take Gene's post in the context it was made, light hearted sarcasm, the point being that when properly handled, guns are as safe or safer than, say, high-risk medical care, or lawnmowers, or slippery slanted surfaces around the home or shop.  But physicians are neither god-like nor perfect in performing procedures.  In the days when I did a lot of lung and liver biopsies, I would tell the patients the potential complications are A, B, C . . . "and rarely, death."  Think of it this way.  Suppose every time someone got in the car with you, you had to go over every potential complication or possibility of injury or death.  No matter how many times you have been down the road, no matter how safely you drive or how carefully you obey all traffic laws, you know as we all do, that sometimes "blank" happens.  We don't usually think about it in these terms, but anytime you get into a car, there is a statistical chance you will be accidentally killed. Think about the relative safety of someone riding in the car with you and then think about what the statistic for accidental gun death vs accidental motor vehicle death would look like.

Doctors, like motorists, have somewhere to go, and almost always a good reason to go there with the procedure they perform, and usually take all reasonable precautions.  But there aren't any guarantees of an accident-free environment, in medicine, on the highway, or anywhere in any aspect of your life.  

Be careful out there.  Shoot safely.  Follow the rules.  Thank the Lord for watching over you and those you love, ever day of your life.

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 05:27:52 AM »
....I want my doctor to be a gun owner, that way my chances of dying by a medical accident are about as good as getting shot:)   Too many great docs out there to give up on living or shooting, I'll take my chances.

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RE: Statistics...... Funny
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 05:38:34 AM »
I'm a property damage claims adjuster for an insurance company, surely just one step above pond scum liability attorneys in the public perception, maybe, I don't feel that I'm qualified to comment on the veracity of these statistics. I sure did giggle though.... :)

Tommy, I certainly trust my health care provider and am comfortable with knowing she is a responsible professional. I  do feel for any physician in our all too litigious society these days. I often wonder how most doctors can soldier on under the weight of potential liability claims, mostly unjustified.
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RE: Statistics...... Funny
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009, 06:52:47 AM »
 I firmly believe it was a joke... Tcups no need to defend yourself, you can be my doc any day... I will need hormone shots tho before I scedule an appointment...
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