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The Resource Borderline medicine, produced, written, and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)

Borderline medicine, produced, written, and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Borderline medicine
Title
Borderline medicine
Statement of responsibility
produced, written, and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing prenatal care in both countries. A San Diego woman who has insurance through Medicaid called sixty obstetricians and could not find one who would care for her. In Vancouver, a high-risk obstetric patient faces no financial barriers in having a closely monitored pregnancy. While routine medical care is more accessible in Canada, there are often waiting lists for elective surgery. Canadian patients with coronary artery disease often cross the border for surgery in the U.S. The last section examines the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In British Columbia mammograms are covered by insurance and there is a population screening program which may reduce breast cancer mortality by as much as a third. Yet high technology diagnostic procedures are much more available in the U.S., and Canadian patients may be subjected to older, more dangerous diagnostic tests. To complement the powerful patient stories, health care experts and business leaders like Lee Iococca comment on the medical and financial implications of both systems
Awards note
  • American Psychiatric Association, 1992
  • American Public Health Association,1991
  • Blue Ribbon, American Film & Video Festival, 1991
  • CINE Gold Eale, 1991
  • Gold Award, Houston International Film Festival, 1991
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberg, Roger
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
Target audience
general
Label
Borderline medicine, produced, written, and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1650418
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650418/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211135
  • (OCoLC)747798290
Video recording format
other
Label
Borderline medicine, produced, written, and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1650418
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650418/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211135
  • (OCoLC)747798290
Video recording format
other

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