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American Agenda (Med.: Heart Surgery) #120557

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Tim Johnson) Promotion of heart surgery by some hospitals featured; details given of lucrative nature of heart procedures, scenes shown from San Diego, California. [Heart surgeon Dr. Leland HOUSMAN - says some insts. offer incentives to cardiologists who bring in patients.] Scenes shown of hospital ads. [Hospital mkting. specialist Arthur STERN - discusses market flow of heart patients.] Possible conflict between aggressive mkting. and good medical procedure discussed; heart operation figs. outlined on screen. [Harvard cardiologist Thomas GRABOYS - discusses exercise stress testing and resulting patient anxiety.] [American Heart Association pres.-elect from Johns Hopkins Med. Institution Dr. Myron WEISFELDT - discusses second opinions.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Screening of heart patients further detailed.

Johnson, Tim;
Jennings, Peter

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