Archive for May 11th, 2007


Physicians and Guns

   Posted by: John    in Fun Stuff

Some interesting facts:

1. The number of physicians in the United States is approximately 700,000
2. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is appx. 120,000.
3. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (US Dept. of Health & Human Services)

1. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000 (yes, eighty-million!).
2. The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 1,500.
3. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188.

Ergo, doctors are statistically about 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

I don’t know if it’s all true, but I thought it was interesting.