Physicians Vs Gun Owners

Physicians Vs Gun Owners

This is a discussion on Physicians Vs Gun Owners within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Thought this was interesting.... Physicians: a. The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000. b. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000. ...

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    Physicians Vs Gun Owners

    Thought this was interesting....


    Physicians:
    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 &Human Services)
    Now think about this . . .
    Guns:
    a. The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
    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 0.000188.
    Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
    FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE
    HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.
    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
    We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!
    Note: Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.
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    Interesting figures but - hate to say it ... it was only posted (again) quite recently!

    It has been around quite a long time!
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    I just can't seem to win when I post a thread here...lol
    Better to be tried by 12, than carried by 6

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    Thanks for the post, I haven't seen it before, but I'm one of the new kids on the block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HnKuspDude View Post
    I just can't seem to win when I post a thread here...lol
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    I sure enjoyed it. Thanx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
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    actually...and I really hate to point this out...I find some flaws in the data.
    looking at data from 04:

    deaths related to bad medical care...this would include all doctors, nurses, pharmacy mistakes etc. were 2883

    while firearm deaths were right around 649 unintential and 11,624 were homicide...(I left out suicide for this example) so unfortunately you are over four times more likely to be killed by a firearm than have a medical mistake kill you.

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