Infographics: How hospitals harm us

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After the jump is a startling infograph (via the Dish) about the dangers associated with hospital stay. Hospitals improve far, far more lives than they harm, of course, and every system has its flaws, but the following stat is cause for deep concern:

Number of hospital-acquired infections that lead to death:
Europe: 1 in 122
United States: 1 in 7

Lopsided stats like those lead to the US ranking last out of 19 developed countries in preventable deaths in hospitals. Here is the full ream of stats:

The Hazards of Hospitals
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