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Money & Medicine examines the reasons behind the rising costs of health care in the United States. It looks at the dangers of over-diagnosis and over-treatment and investigates how waste ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliot Fisher ...
Himself - Director, Population Health, The Dartmouth Institute (as Dr. Elliot Fisher)
David Feinberg ...
Himself - President, UCLA Health System (as Dr. David Feinberg)
Brent James ...
Himself - Chief Quality Officer, Intermountain Healthcare (as Dr. Brent James)
Melissa Brown ...
Hersent - Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Intermountain Medical Center (as Dr. Melissa Brown)
April Montoya ...
Herself - Patient, Intermountain Medical Center
Diana Marin ...
Herself - Former Patient, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
Shannon Brownlee ...
Herself - Acting Director, Health Policy Program, New American Foundation
Jerome Hoffman ...
Himself - Professor Emeritus, Emergency Medicine, UCLA Medical Center (as Dr. Jerome Hoffman)
Ravi Aysola ...
Himself - Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center (as Dr. Ravi Aysola)
Willie Stonum ...
Herself - Patient, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
David Reuben ...
Himself - Chief, Division of Geriatrics, UCLA Department of Medicine (as Dr. David Reuben)
Dywane Stonum ...
Himself - Willie's Son
Neil Wenger ...
Himself - Chair, Ethics Committee, UCLA Medical Center (as Dr. Neil Wenger)
Roy Silcox ...
Himself - Patient, Intermountain Medical Center
Samuel Brown ...
Himself - Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center (as Dr. Samuel Brown)


Money & Medicine examines the reasons behind the rising costs of health care in the United States. It looks at the dangers of over-diagnosis and over-treatment and investigates how waste pervades our medical system. It also looks at how some hospitals are working to create less-expensive and high quality alternatives to the present system. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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Money and Medicine - a necessary first discussion
17 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary film contrasts of the outcomes of healthcare and costs of this care in two hospitals, one in L.A. and one in Utah. It doesn't waste too much time getting to the point of which one is cheaper. The representatives of each system explain and justify their models of care and their costs. I found it most interesting to hear those justifications on both sides, particularly as they relate to how physicians are currently paid in the US. What I got out of this was: is our system basically broken, and will it remain so until we fix the Model for payments? Whether you agree with either side of the documentary, to me what's important is the need for the public to assess these issues and bring fundamental change.

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