Years ago we published an article or two on faith healing
but the figures we used in depicting the number of modern medical deaths due to mistakes were not as high as the ones we are about to place on this post. What has bothered us about this is that the unbeliever will squeal loud and long, when 1 child in 5 years approx. dies from faith healing and demand that the parents go to jail and lose custody of their other kids, yet they will not say one word when thousands of children and many more thousands of adults are killed by modern medical practices or mistakes. Here are the figures:
The study by researchers Martin A. Makary and Michael Daniel, estimates that about 400,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to medical error. The problem has gone largely unnoticed, however, the study says, because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relies on the use of an International Classification of Disease (ICD) code to record the cause of death on death certificates.
“A 2004 report of inpatient deaths associated with the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research Patient Safety Indicators in the Medicare population estimated that 575 000 deaths were caused by medical error between 2000 and 2002, which is about 195 000 deaths a year,” they wrote.
“Similarly, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General examining the health records of hospital inpatients in 2008, reported 180,000 deaths due to medical error a year among Medicare beneficiaries alone. Using similar methods, Classen et al described a rate of 1.13%. If this rate is applied to all registered US hospital admissions in 2013 it translates to over 400 000 deaths a year,” said the researchers.
The silence is deafening and the hypocrisy overwhelming. Some of those people may see jail time but they do not normally lose custody of their kids, just their license to practice medicine. The lack of concern on the part of the unbelieving world is amazing given how vocal they are when it comes to a minute amount of deaths at the hands of some form of faith healing.
We quoted an article in those earlier posts where the researchers were saying how many of the 172 deaths over a 20 year period could have been prevented by modern medicine. Given the statistics we have quoted above and in those articles, we beg to differ and say that it is iffy that any of those children could have been saved if given different medical treatment.
They are concerned with 172 deaths over a 20 year period yet say very little about the thousands who die every year. The unbelievers have their priorities messed up and show that their concern is not for the safety of the children involved but their own anti-religious agenda. Faith healing seems to be safer than modern medicine. But we should not give up on modern medicine for we are not always sure when God wants us to be witnesses to the hundreds of doctors, nurses, technicians and other patients in medical facilities.
When it comes to medical care it is best to follow God’s lead for our loved ones.