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The chronically ill : pain, profit, and managed care

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Summary:Currently, three-quarters of all U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on 100 million people with chronic illnesses and conditions. Can a cost-conscious healthcare system continue to help them? Hedrick Smith questions whether the chronically ill will be able to obtain the high-quality, long-term care they need in the years to come. Special reports focus on cases of patients with cancer, victims of stroke and heart disease, and children with congenital illnesses, comparing their treatment by commercial HMOs with the diagnoses and recommendations of independent experts.
Contributor:Smith, Hedrick
Allan, Ariadne
Murdock, David
Shaffer, Marc
Creed, Bill
Provider:Hedrick Smith Productions
South Carolina Educational Television Network
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Chronically ill -- Care -- United States
Long-term care of the sick -- United States
Home care services -- United States
Managed care plans (Medical care) -- United States
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Correspondent, Hedrick Smith. Producers, Ariadne Allan, David Murdock, Marc Shaffer ; editors, Bill Creed ... [et al.] ; writers, Hedrick Smith ... [et al.].
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Films@UM Browse terms:Health, Family Studies
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
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