62.1% of bankruptcies in the US are due to medical bills. Most medical debtors were well educated and middle class; three quarters had health insurance. Unaffordable medical bills and income shortfalls due to illness were common causes.
A doctor saved the life of a premature baby (Chris Trokey). 30 years later Chris, who was a paramedic was the First responder to an accident, saved the Dr.’s life that had saved him.
There was a Doctor in Detroit who falsely diagnosed his patients with cancer so he can profit off their chemotherapy to fuel his opulent lifestyle.
In China, if you hit someone with your car you pay for their medical care. Killing someone, however, is a one time fine. For that reason, people have gone back to kill someone they accidentally hit.
A father was denied access to see his premature twins in the NICU when Beyonce and Jay-Z had their daughter at the same time.
For over 20 years, Cuba has been aiding and treating more than 18,000 children affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, for free.
A set of 19 questions such as “Do we have the right patient?” and “What operation are we performing?” can reduce surgical deaths by more than 40%.
In 1864, George Boole a Mathematician and Logician, walked two miles in the drenching rain and lectured wearing his wet clothes. He became ill, developing a severe cold and high fever.His wife believed that remedies should resemble their cause, so she poured water on him, he died that year at 49.
Historically, Chinese doctors only got paid if their patients were healthy. Payment would stop if the patient got sick, until the health returned.