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The Idealistic HMO : can good care survive the market? / Hedrick Smith Productions.

Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©2000.
Description1 streaming video file (47 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorSmith, Hedrick.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorHedrick Smith Productions.
Variant title Can good care survive the market?
Series Critical Condition with Hedrick Smith: How Good Is Your Health Care?
Critical condition. ^A712716
Contents AIDS and Kaiser Permanente (3:45) -- Commitment to AIDS Community (3:24) -- Kaiser's Social Mission (3:28) -- Colorectal Screening Exam (5:13) -- Preventive Health Care (4:24) -- Diabetes: Cost of Care (5:14) -- What Insurance Cannot Cover (4:53) -- New Market Strategies (4:55) -- Quality Health Care (4:56) -- Can Quality Health Care Survive? (2:02)
Abstract America's managed care system was designed to provide coordinated preventive and long-term healthcare better than individual doctors could in yesterday's fragmented fee-for-service system. Have HMOs lived up to that promise? In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith investigates Kaiser Permanente-the largest nonprofit HMO in the U.S.-and its social mission of lifetime care. Although it has pioneered improvements such as mass screening for colon cancer and special team care for patients with diabetes and HIV, Kaiser Permanente has also drawn fire for unpopular cost-cutting measures and for allegedly neglecting needy communities.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Hedrick Smith Productions, 2000 9781421382500
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number10939s Films Media Group
Publisher number10941 Films Media Group

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