Monday, February 22, 2010

Question: Where are you Safer?

At least within the confines of the year 2006, where do you think you were safer:

  1. Driving on a U.S. highway
  2. Staying in a U.S. hospital

Answer?

Driving on a U.S. highway.

That’s right.  According to the U.S. Dept of Transportation a total of 43,300 people died in highway related incidents.  During that same year, 48,000 people died of “pneumonia and blood borne diseases” which were “caught in U.S. hospitals”.

Sources:

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/05/30/80203.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35526643/ns/health-infectious_diseases/

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