Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Money-Driven Medicine - The Documentary

While I'm on the topic of healthcare, Maggie Mahar's book, Money-Driven Medicine, was recently made into a documentary. It premiered in New York City last month.

Here's the website:
Money-Driven Medicine

Here are 4 excerpts from YouTube:
Part 1, 2:42 minutes
Part 2, 2:45 minutes
Part 3, 1:19 minutes
Part 4, 0:59 minutes

Here's Part 2. (This has the potential to make some people angry.)

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3 comments:

Dr. Mel said...

Great post. None of this surprised me (I know much of it from sad experience w/ my parents & some from reading). But it's good to put it out there, and more people are likely to watch a film or a U-tube than are likely to read articles about this. People need to know. Thanks Bix.

Bix said...

The bit about commercials for hospitals and medical centers ... it's so right on. They sound so caring about the patient, but it's not the case. It's about making money. That's what I've seen from being on the inside. Paradoxically, it sickens me to watch those commercials. (Same goes for ads pushing drugs.)

Barrie said...

the documentary is available from California Newsreel. www.newsreel.org