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The quality gap : medicine's secret killer

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Summary:Experts agree that poor medical practice and medical errors are the most costly element of the American healthcare system. Pulitzer Prize-winning journal Hedrick Smith examines New York's tough performance reports on doctors doing open-heart surgery; profiles a pioneering effort by a VA hospital in Kentucky to confront medical errors; and shows breakthrough quality improvement drives in northern New England and Utah.
Contributor:Smith, Hedrick
Shaffer, Marc
Allan, Ariadne
Murdock, David
Provider:Hedrick Smith Productions
South Carolina Educational Television Network
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Medical errors -- United States
Physicians -- Malpractice -- United States
Medical care -- United States
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Correspondent, Hedrick Smith. Principal camera, Keith Walker, David Brown, Bill McMillin ; editors, Cliff Hackel ... [et al.] ; original music, Eric Kaye.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Health, Family Studies
Collection:Films@UM
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