Money and Medicine tackles the challenges of containing runaway health care spending.
Money and Medicine
Filmed at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah, Money & Medicine illuminates the powerful forces driving soaring healthcare costs, as well as proven strategies to effectively reign in excessive medical expenses.
The Money & Medicine viewer’s guides offers insight, analysis, background information and exclusive content for viewers to dissect as they screen this groundbreaking documentary for the first time.
When is it appropriate to use every available medical technology to extend life at all costs? When is it time to withdraw aggressive or invasive medical care? And, when does it make sense to opt for palliative or hospice care?
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Want to learn more about the state of health care spending in our country? Check out the Money & Medicine reading list and go in-depth on the issue.
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care The Dartmouth Atlas Project is a great source of information about the geographic variation in the distribution and use of medical resources across the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and [...]
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice health care programs and professionals in the United States. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the NHPCO advocates on behalf of the terminally ill and their families. It also develops public and professional educational programs [...]