Oops: The U.S. spends $3.4T a year on healthcare. And look what they get for it

From the Stanford School of Medicine’s conference on Big Data last week, the following graphic has emerged that’s attracting a lot of attention on Twitter. And as sobering as these numbers are, there was a report out of Johns Hopkins last year that said medical error is actually the 3d leading cause of death in the US – and that probably underestimates the scope of the problem.

This is from the Twitter feed of Eric Topol, MD, who was the opening speaker at the Stanford conference:

 

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