Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Doctor and Health Care Facts

Wacky Wednesday

With all this talk about our frustration with the health care system, I thought it would be fun to post some funny stuff about doctors and our lovely health care system! Hope you all have a GREAT Wednesday!

**Did you know, that patients who are treated with respect and dignity, are more likely to follow medical advice? (real It's true! Patients who have had a bad experience with their doc, are less likely to fill prescriptions, or follow the medical advice. Thus leaving them, sick AND frustrated.

**SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR DOCTOR.......If you don't get this, it's time to find a new doctor.
  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Humane
  • Personal
  • Forthright
  • Respectful
  • Thorough
  • **(I'm not sure about this one...but it has proven true for me) Surgeons, are taller and usually better looking than other doctors. There was a study done by the University of Barcelona that showed more "average looking" male doctors becoming physicians, and taller, better looking male doctors becoming surgeons. (Just watch the medical TV shows, they pin it right, most of the time) LOL

    **A Nationwide survey showed that Psychiatrists, are the LEAST religious, of the physicians. Despite this, these doctors usually ask the most questions, pertaining to religious beliefs, to better understand their patients.

    ** More than 5% of all US doctors (those who admitted it anyway) Smoke.

    **70% of the Medical doctors writing prescriptions for Medicare patients, flunked the exam, on how to do it safely and properly. wow

    **52% of licensed medical physicians in America take psychotropic drugs every week. Harvard medical school

    ** The US is rated #1 in the world for degenerative diseases and #20 in life expectancy.

    ** 300,000 patients Americans are killed in hospitals each year, as a result of medical negligence----And get this--5600 deaths per year for the Vietnam war! USA Today Ralph Nadar

    **Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the 3 top killers in our country. The 4th being misuse of prescribed drugs. (USA TODAY)

    Wacky facts, huh?


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