Love is a verb!
“The best things in life aren’t things.” Anonymous.
In the United States 20% of the GDP is for healthcare. We spend $3 trillion annually for healthcare. About 30% of medical costs is not making patients better, which is required by law. We do not only follow the “Do No Harm” principle. According to evidence-based medicine, the treatments should be making patients better.
50% of people don’t understand what their doctors have told them.
It takes 23 seconds on average for doctors to interrupt their patients when they are talking about their problems.
45 million people in the world are food insecure (don’t know where their next meal is coming from). 25% of patients at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital are food insecure.
Patients have high levels of satisfaction with their physicians, yet nurse practitioners are better at getting hypertension and diabetes under control. At this time 50% of hypertension, 80% of high cholesterol, and 43% of diabetes is poorly controlled.
A doctor with 2500 patients would have to spend 7.4 hours per day to do a good job of preventive care.
300,000 people in the United States have Chaga’s disease, a disease unknown to most people in the United States.
Among retired military people, there are 22 suicides per day.
One billion people on Earth have to walk three hours a day for drinking water. If conditions continue, 64% of people on worldwide will be “water stressed” by 2025, due to difficulty find good drinking water.
One drop of water per second can waste 2,000 gallons per year. If all water fixtures were water conserving, we in the U.S., would save 3.4 to 8.4 gal./person/per day.
In the U.S., smoking tobacco creates the greatest risk factor for development of rheumatoid arthritis.
100,000 people were made refugees by Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 27, 2007.
In the U.S., big pharmaceutical companies agreed to pay $6.6 billion for illegal activities in 2012.
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