Every day in the United States,
44 people die as a result of opioid overdoses (16,000/yr) AND
112 people die as a result of suicide (41,000/yr) AND
1,205 people die (every day!) as a result of preventable hospital errors (440,000/yr)
There’s an epidemic of people dying while in the care of the medical profession.
Suicide Rates have been mostly climbing 1999-2013 and have increased by about a quarter in that time. The impact of denying patients their opioid pain medication has been greatest in the last couple of years, so we haven’t seen the effects, if any, of that yet.
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