and Afghan people. Between U.S. and Afghan people there has been a total of 111,000 dead and over 116,000 seriously injured in the Afghanistan War (Crawford). On the U.S. side, 2,350 troops died during the war and 20,092 were injured. Out of the 20,000 injured 1,645 troops lost a limb and some lost all (Amadeo). Not all injuries were physical some were mental such as over 320,000 troops that fought in Afghanistan suffered a traumatic brain injury and around 138,000 troops have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Amadeo).
There is an increasing amount of soldiers getting discharged. And if the soldier don’t get an honorable discharge the soldier don’t get all of his/hers benefits. He would, how ever, have got some benefits of being a veteran. Because there are more soldiers getting discharged, they will not have enough money to survive . The cost of groceries one week is about $289 that means that on a soldier's salary and if he doesn't get the discounts for a retired vet, or a vet who had been honorably discharged.
“An important pathway to the middle class now runs through higher education, but rising costs are making it harder and harder for ordinary Americans to get the education they want and need” ( Sanders). Many student who’s families can not easily afford the cost of college often do not further their education after high school. Students that know that their family struggles with money already don’t want to ask for more so that they can go to college. As the cost of college has been on the rise many have talked about wanting to provide students with a free college education. Many bring up that the states grant their students with free public education till they complete the twelfth grade.
The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed.
After the war, President Truman faced the monumental task of shifting America from war to peace. The more than 12 million men still in the military in 1945 wanted to return to their families and jobs, and demobilization occurred rapidly. While some veterans found civilian life difficult, others used GI Bill benefits to build or buy homes, start small businesses, and go to college. Most veterans went into the labor force, taking jobs from more than 2 million women workers. The government dismantled wartime agencies that regulated industry and labor and set price controls, which sparked immediate inflation.
Although there has been a decline in the number of homeless Veterans since this announcement, the current glide path suggests they will miss the goal unless services are expanded and more success is achieved. In fact, in 2012, VA served more than 240,000 Veterans who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless—21 percent more than the year before. These numbers suggest the VA is becoming more effective and is serving more of the demographic in need, but it also paints an unacceptable picture of nearly a quarter million Veterans who were faced with life on the streets that year. More disturbing than this is the fact the percentage of homeless female Veterans with children increases each year, despite current VA
A poignant recent example of the latter occurred in various Phoenix VA Health Care System facilities. It is estimated that as many as 40 veterans may have died due to a delay in providing them with care. There are millions of records missing, and the medical system is 250,000 pages behind. This may become a national scandal, with incidents also occurring at VA facilities in Miami, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh, among others. If it can be proved that the deaths of these veterans occurred due to medical malpractice or negligence, it provides an example of a typical wrongful death
Almost 2 million Americans per year develop hospital acquired infections, resulting in 99,000 deaths. Most of these infections are due to antibacterial-resistant pathogens because as mentioned earlier this is the ideal environment for these resistant bacteria to thrive. Two common hospital acquired infections alone (sepsis and pneumonia) killed nearly 50,000 Americans and cost the U.S. health care system more than $8 billion in just 2006
Preventable medical mistakes cause approximately 200,000 deaths around the United States each year. (1) More than 1,000,000 Americans are negatively impacted by medication errors each year caused by inadvertent mistakes in the prescription filling process. With 4 out of 5 adults taking at least 1 medication daily and 1 out of 4 adults taking 5 or more medications daily nationwide, errors like these cost healthcare industry billions of dollars per year. Health information technology were developed to transform healthcare services, the way they are provided and compensated. Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) becomes an internal part of that transformation process, which can be confirmed from annual Surescripts’ National Progress Report.
Military Abuse The military is a world filled with violence and the effects can be life changing. Veterans experience hardships in their lives after their service to the military, including homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive use of alcohol, and domestic violence. According to the White House Joining Forces Initiative, back in 2011 the military is made up of less than 1% of all Americans. Veterans make up about 7% of the population and currently the United States alone has 21,973,000 veterans. “During the conflicts that spanned the past twelve years, deployments became longer, redeployments were common and breaks between deployments were shortened,” (Hoffler) while experiencing extended life over-seas, it increased the chances to come home with trauma, specifically PTSD.
The amount of PTSD related suicides is unbelievable which is represented in the statistics. According to neuroscientists, “Since 2001 over 2.5 million troops have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, many of whom have experienced direct combat and sustained threat estimates of PTSD rates related to these wars range from 8% to over 20%, or 192,000 to 480,000 individuals” (Wangelin, Tuerk 161). This is a shocking percentage to deal with in relation to the last large conflict that produced a large number of PTSD afflicted veterans, which was the Vietnam War at roughly 10% of veterans reporting PTSD related illness. In relation to these statistics, military suicide rates also doubled between 2001 and 2006, with more fatalities attributed to suicide
Of the staggering numbers of 700,000 to 1.7 million people who contract a HAI during their hospital stay, more than 50% are preventable. Each year the costs for HAI are estimated at $9.8 billion dollars (MCELROY). The contraction of an infection may prolong the length of hospital stay for a patient which once again makes them more susceptible to obtain another HAI. COST OF CHG BATHING. HOW DOES INFECTION AFFECT GERIATRIC