Statistics about Radiation sickness


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Radiation sickness. The term 'prevalence' of Radiation sickness usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Radiation sickness at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Radiation sickness refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Radiation sickness diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

  Medical malpractice statistics for Radiation sickness: The following are medical malpractice statistics from various sources about Radiation sickness:
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for radiation therapy malpractice in the USA:
    • 8 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding Radiation Therapy Technologists in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for radiologist malpractice in the USA:
    • 104 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding radiologist technologists in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for nuclear medicine technologist malpractice in the USA:
    • 10 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding nuclear medicine technologist in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 4 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding nuclear pharmacists in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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