I have to disagree with this.
Certainly doctors make mistakes. But are nine-tenths of them incompetent? I doubt it.
I should be dead twice, but my father saved me both times.
My father was a doc, and when I was born I was in big trouble and nearly died. My father made the correct diagnosis and had the other docs treat me accordingly.
When I was 15 I had some other problem, and my father suspected colon cancer. He had me checked out and indeed I had a golfball-sized malignant tumor. Got it out before it spread. My father made certain that I was and continue to be treated and checked almost every year since then. I’ve had recurrances and further surgery to remove additional sections of my colon.
My mother developed cancer in her lymph nodes in her neck 17 years ago. She was given a 15% chance of living. My father put her on an aggressive therepy regime that included chemo, radiation and surgery. My mother is alive and kicking today.
My sister began exhibiting certain symptoms in her extremities about 20 years ago. My father diagnosed her as having MS, and has set her on every possible treatment regime… and though her condition worsens yearly, the rate of degradation has been slowed and her pain has been lessened.
My boy was sent to the emergency room when he was a week old. The docs did the appropriate protocol, but my boy’s conditioned worsened quickly. My father diagnosed his condition (twas the same problem I had as an infant) and got him sorted out in a second hospital… took two months of living in two different hospitals, but, my boy is fine today. Without doctors, I would be dead now. My mother would be dead now. My boy would be dead now. My sister likely would have degenerated to such an extent and suffered such horrible pain that she likely would have committed suicide by now.
Yes, all of the examples above relate to my father. But, I grew up around doctors and I knew that they were very critical of certain doctors who they believed to be committing malpractice. But, the ratio of good doctors to bad doctors was not anywhere near the one you suggest.
Try living without doctors and or medicine.