He was injured in a match and required knee surgery. During the operation, an anesthetic error saw him fall into a coma.
A May 2016 Johns Hopkins study indicates that 10 percent of all U.S. deaths are due to medical error, making it the third leading cause of death, behind only heart disease and cancer.
Suppose two jumbo jets crashed every day, killing a total of about 365,000 people in a year. Remarkably enough that's about the level of carnage caused every year in our country by avoidable medical mistakes.
People will surely remember 2016 for the shakeup of the political establishment. Now comes a shakeup of the medical establishment.
The question: Is it smart for the integrative health and medicine movement to abandon the radicalism of calling for an "alternative medicine"?
If even a short part of the end of your interaction feels especially positive to the patient it will positively color the whole experience. Consequently, when you first meet the patient and in your parting comments: