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Mar 22nd 2011 6:53AM As an RN with decades of good experience, all of these claims get my attention. And over the last 3 or 4 years this claim about our so-called "mediocre" health care have been the impetus for me to find out who is promoting this nonsense.
Did you find and references, resources, quotes, or sites given for these claims about how countries were rated------ or by whom?
I doubt it. And when you then take what they pushed at you as FACT and go back to the 2001 World Health Org. stats, you just might find them to be IDENTICAL.
Could it mean that you've been duped? Were you were told things about our health care that were written in 2001, ten years ago, as if it was news yesterday?
The World Health Org. is backed by the UN and they want their countries and their socialized medicine to seem superior to ours here in the USA. And now this push toward a One World Govt. is also nudging us in that direction.
They do far fewer autopsies in Europe, so the actual cause of death isn't always known, in fact, a lot of the time, it's not known, and newborns that don't survive aren't recorded a lot of the time. So deaths that should be attributed to coronary artery disease, emphysema, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimers, etc. are not listed that way, thus they appear to have better ratings than we do. When deaths from these causes are listed as "old age" there and are accurately recorded in the USA, of course, it looks like we have more disease!
Smarten up, people. You may have had the wool pulled over your eyes.....again.
Check out everything you read. Verify.
Your LIFE may depend on it someday.
................................Just a CCRN for 30+ years.
Mar 22nd 2011 5:52AM I'm an RN with decades of experience and am suspicious that they're the 2001 stats from World Health Org (WHO), which hasn't put out any longevity stats since then. They are meant to sway the thinking that Europeans live longer, thus promote socialized medicine.
They fail to factor in that they do much less diagnostic testing and post-mortem autopsies, and therefore, inaccurately diagnose a lot of deaths as "old age" instead of coronary heart disease, diabetes, CVA (stroke), cancer, and even things like Tetrology of Fallot or spina bifida in babies. So their figures for cause of death are inaccurate.
If we didn't have the best health care in the world, all the world's richest people and world leaders wouldn't still be coming to the United States for not only their surgeries but now, for their routine physical exams.
Mar 22nd 2011 5:39AM The only reason additives and unsafe ingredients slide by and into what we consume is because the FDA is grossly underfunded and doesn't have enough inspectors to even check all products. You can hardly make this a "political party issue," though I know democrats thrive on blame. It has to do with priorities. Perhaps we should insist that there be an "earmarks aka pork" for the people attached to our next bill that would provide the much needed funding for adequate FDA inspectors. It would be refreshing if all members were allowed to read the proposed bill though, and now that the Republicans are in the majority, I'm sure it will happen.
Go to Consumerslab.com and read up on this.