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News :: Education : Environment
Do Doctors' Strikes Involve Decline In Death Rates?
23 Aug 2012
There are several million incidents of iatrogenic death and many more of injury every year around the world.
Doctors' Strikes Involve Decline In Death Rates


Doctors in 1976 struck in Los Angeles County for a month.
The death rate droped 18%.
Doctors struck in 1983 for 4 months in Israel... there was no change in the death rate
It is said that in World War 2 with doctors drafted to areas outside the US, the death rate within the US went down.
Doctors struck in 1984 in Varkaus Finland. No increase in the death rate was seen.
The British Medical Journal reported in June 2000 on another Israeli strike 3 months went by and death rates fell significantly in cities of strikes.
In 2003, 4 hospitals closed in Toronto. Many operations were cancelled. . The greater Toronto area death rate went down.

Why?

Does greed for money cause unnecessary surgeries and toxic tests such as colonoscopies

which rupture intestinal walls, barium enemas causing poisonous effects? Needle technique can harm veins. Improper drug dosages are another factor.

Does the cut burn and poison of 'therapies' surgery, radiation and chemotherapy add to unnecessary deaths? Do toxic drugs cause deaths? What about the staph infections endemic in many hospitals?
Food in many hospitals is substandard.



Footnote:

Some of the above are cited in an article from http://straightdope.com by Cecil Adams

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2741/when-doctors-go-on-strike-
See also:
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2741/when-doctors-go-on-strike-does-the-death-rate-go-down

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