If this many people were dying in plane crashes every year, our governing bodies would be falling all over themselves to do something to stop it. Instead, they are trying over and over, at the behest of their corporate and insurance company masters, to slash injured patients’ rights to hold responsible parties liable. How does that help the safety of the public they were elected to represent?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/09/20/224507654/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-u-s-hospitals