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The Resource Who lives, who dies : rationing health care, produced, written and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)

Who lives, who dies : rationing health care, produced, written and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Who lives, who dies : rationing health care
Title
Who lives, who dies
Title remainder
rationing health care
Statement of responsibility
produced, written and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This powerful documentary shows that despite America's extraordinary medical resources, our health care system is failing a large part of the population. One out of six Americans has no coverage and cannot afford basic care. They must rely on public clinics whose funding is shrinking. We see a woman with a malignancy that spread because she couldn t get treatment; a man with high blood pressure who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage because he could not afford medication; a woman in labor who was not accepted at two hospitals because she had no insurance.Poor children are at greatest risk. In the U.S., which ranks 20th in infant mortality, nearly 40,000 infants die every year because they are born prematurely with low birth weight. Two-thirds of these deaths occur among mothers with little or no prenatal care.The cruel irony of our system is that, while denying routine preventive care to millions, it often gives dying patients useless care they don t want. Last year, $50 billion was spent on patients in their last six months of life. In the intensive care unit of New York City's Roosevelt Hospital, Dr. David Finley illustrates how difficult it is to withdraw life support equipment.The documentary explores the complicated issue of organ transplants, where huge sums of money are spent for the benefit of the relatively few. While it may seem callous to evaluate life-saving technology in terms of costs, such choices are being made
Awards note
  • Booklist, Editor's Choice, 1989
  • First Prize, American Journal of Nursing Film Festival, 1988
  • Gold Award, John Muir Medical Film Festival, 1988
  • Silver Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival, 1989
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberg, Roger
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Public Policy Productions, Inc
Runtime
58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care
  • Poor
Target audience
general
Label
Who lives, who dies : rationing health care, produced, written and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1650545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650545/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) a211143
  • (OCoLC)747798708
Video recording format
other
Label
Who lives, who dies : rationing health care, produced, written and directed by Roger Weisberg for Public Policy Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1650545
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650545/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) a211143
  • (OCoLC)747798708
Video recording format
other

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