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8 quotes from a cancer surgeon that will set your hair on fire

Jon Rappoport
No More Fake News
December 7th, 2012
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His name is Marty Makary. He’s a cancer surgeon and researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the School of Public Health.

Propublica’s Marshall Allen interviewed him about patient harm, in conjunction with an ongoing Propublica investigation.

http://www.propublica.org/article/qa-marty-makary-m.d.-author-of-unaccountable

Keep in mind that these quotes are coming from a mainstream doctor who is inside the system and who believes in the system. That makes Makary’s statements all the more shocking.

“…1 in 4 hospital patients are harmed by a mistake.”

“A cardiologist in Wisconsin was fired for pointing out that EKGs were misread more than 25% of the time.”

“We [doctors] are also evaluated by the number of ‘value units’ at the end of each fiscal quarter. Our management will sit down with us and say your work units are down or up and in order for you to receive a large bonus you need to increase the number of operations you do…”

“There is New England Journal of Medicine-level data that suggests that almost half of [health] care is not compliant with evidence.” [In other words, almost 50% of all health care in America isn't even based on published mainstream studies...and, I should add, there is conclusive evidence that half of these studies are untrustworthy in the first place. Therefore, to say that conventional doctors are winging it is a vast understatement. JR]

“…up to 30% of health care is unnecessary…”

“I saw cases where a patient was not told about a minimally invasive way of doing a particular surgery because of physician preference or training, and the doctor would just hope the that he [the patient] wouldn’t find out.”

“Medical mistakes are fifth-or-sixth-most common cause of death in the United States, depending on the measure.”

“…The desire and reflex of docs to offer something to patients, even when there’s not much more else they can offer. There’s a strong financial incentive. Doctor groups pay for new equipment that they purchase on borrowed money.” [In other words, 'we have this expensive equipment, we have to use it to pay for it.' JR]

Since Dr. Makary works at Johns Hopkins, he is no doubt familiar with a landmark review done by the late Dr. Barbara Starfield, who also worked at Hopkins for many years.

On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Starfield’s review, “Is US health really the best in the world?” Starfield revealed the following facts:

In the US, the annual death rate, as a direct result of medical treatment, is 225,000 people. Of those, 106,000 are killed by FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs. The other 119,000 are killed by medical mistreatment in hospitals. This makes medically caused death the third leading cause of mortality in America.

In 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield.

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/an-exclusive-interview-with-dr-barbara-starfield-medically-caused-death-in-america/

She assured me that, since the publication of her review in 2000, no federal agency had contacted her to ask for help in fixing this unconscionable horror, and no agency had undertaken a significant program to reverse the third leading cause of death in the US.

Aside from the medically caused death rate, there is medical maiming. In 2001, the LA Times published a shocking article by Linda Marsa.

http://articles.latimes.com/2001/jan/08/health/he-9609

The article revealed that, in addition to the deaths, 2.1 million more people were admitted to US hospitals every year, as a result of severe reactions to pharmaceutical drugs. And, every year, there were 36 million adverse drug reactions in America.

Those people who support the onset of Obamacare might reflect on all these things. With millions of new people brought into the medical system, the horrific pain-and-death numbers cited in this article are going to escalate. And those numbers equal real human beings.

But don’t worry. You’re humane to want Obamacare. You’ll get a gold star on the blackboard for your sentiments.

Keep sending me your emails expressing those sentiments. I print them and tape them to my wall, right next to the death-and-maiming numbers. It’s a nice collection.

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Contributed by Jon Rappoport of No More Fake News.

The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.

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  • Michael

    We are all just guinea pigs and lab rats. NOBODY CARES! Chris Rock said it best; “there is no money in a cure” They want you to keep coming back until they friggin kill you!

    • superdave:-)

      Obama care is going to provide all the love and tenderness of the IRS with the efficiency of the US Postal service coupled with a diagnosis as accurate as a CIA intelligence briefing. What could be better. Just don’t get sick…just saying :-)

  • akvalmet30

    Ain’t that the truth!

  • Kulafarmer

    Our local Kaiser permanente clinic has an outpatient surgery unit, about 4 of my friends and I have all had hernia operations there, we were all in construction at the time, so lots of lifting etc,,, all of us got infections from the surgery, one of the guys is now permanently disabled because his infection got so bad it really screwed him up, the rest of us have tender spots or odd lumps where the surgery was and the area is tender under certain circumstances,
    Beware these so called HMOs they are in the business of selling health products for profit, not for the well being of the patients, my friend is a doctor with Kaiser and flat out told me I should just keep paying out of pocket for my medical care and go to a doctor I have been seeing at a remote clinic in our small comunity, dont fall for the illusion of beter care in a group plan with Kaiser again, sorta scary to hear that from one of their own doctors.

  • Montana Rancher

    It is a well documented fact that physicians live about 10-15 years less on average than the general population. Asking a doctor if you need a medical proceedure is like asking your barber if you need a hair cut.
    Ironically Obamacare is likely to save lives as procedures become less available through rationing which gives the doctors and hospitals less chance to screw you up.

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