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Sick around the world / written by Jon Palfreman and T.R. Reid ; produced and directed by Jon Palfreman ; a Frontline co-production with the Palfreman Film Group ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Contributor(s): Palfreman, Jon | Reid, T. R | Neuburger, Jon | Scott, Cal | Palfreman Film Group | WGBH Educational Foundation | PBS Home Video.
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2008Edition: Widescreen format.ISBN: 0793694574; 9780793694570.Uniform titles: Frontline (Television program) Subject(s): Medical care -- United States | Medical care -- Great Britain | Medical care -- Japan | Medical care -- Germany | Medical care -- Taiwan | Medical care -- Switzerland | Public health administrationDDC classification: 362.10973
Contents:
1. Great Britain: a leader in preventive medicine -- 2. Japan: universal coverage, no gatekeepers -- 3. Germany: a popular largely market-based system -- 4. Taiwan: a new system they copied from others -- 5. Switzerland: its former system resembled ours.
Production Credits: Director of photography, Mark Rublee ; editor, Jon Neuburger ; original music, Cal Scott.
Correspondent: T.R. Reid.Summary: "Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs 'fundamental' change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand how other advanced capitalist democracies - the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland - deliver healthcare, and what the United States might learn from their successes and failures"--Container.
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Special feature: Teacher's guide (DVD-ROM).

1. Great Britain: a leader in preventive medicine -- 2. Japan: universal coverage, no gatekeepers -- 3. Germany: a popular largely market-based system -- 4. Taiwan: a new system they copied from others -- 5. Switzerland: its former system resembled ours.

Director of photography, Mark Rublee ; editor, Jon Neuburger ; original music, Cal Scott.

Correspondent: T.R. Reid.

Originally produced as a segment of the television program Frontline, April 15, 2008.

"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs 'fundamental' change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand how other advanced capitalist democracies - the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland - deliver healthcare, and what the United States might learn from their successes and failures"--Container.

DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation (enhanced for 16x9 televisions); stereo.

Closed-captioned.

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