a. The number of physicians in the US is 700,000.
b. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000.
c. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (US Dept. of Health &Human Services)
Then think about this:
a. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000 (yes, eighty 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 .0000188.
Statistically, then, doctors are about 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners!
Posted 4/20/2007 at 11:32 PM on Xanga