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"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nation...

"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies -- UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan -- to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system."--Frontline web site

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Creator
a Frontline co-production with the Palfreman Film Group ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; written by Jon Palfreman and T.R. Reid ; produced and directed by Jon Palfreman
Included Title
  • Frontline (Television program)
Format
Videos, Slides, Films
Language
English
Publication
  • [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2008]
  • ©2008
Physical Details
  • 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBNs
0793694574, 9780793694570
OCLC
ocn230824328
Credits
  • Correspondent: T.R. Reid
  • Director of photography, Mark Rublee ; editor, Jon Neuburger ; original music, Cal Scott

  • Originally produced as a segment of the television program Frontline, April 15, 2008.
  • Also available on the Internet.
  • DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation (enhanced for 16x9 televisions); stereo.
  • Closed-captioned.

  • 1. Great Britain: a leader in preventive medicine -- 2. Japan: universal coverage, no gatekeepers -- 3. Germany: a popular largely market-based system -- 4. Taiwan: a new system they copied from others -- 5. Switzerland: its former system resembled ours