The chronically ill : pain, profit, and managed care

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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.
Smith, Hedrick; Allan, Ariadne; Murdock, David; Shaffer, Marc; Creed, Bill
Hedrick Smith Productions; South Carolina Educational Television Network; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Documentary television programs
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor; Health, Family Studies; Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor; 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
North America; United States; New Jersey
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47 minutes; color


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Correspondent, Hedrick Smith. Producers, Ariadne Allan, David Murdock, Marc Shaffer ; editors, Bill Creed ... [et al.] ; writers, Hedrick Smith ... [et al.].
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Filename: lms-089722; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10727; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3202; Catalog Key: alephsys004129447; OCLC: ocm53029486

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