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American Agenda (Medicine: The Company Doctor) #137111

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 25, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Big Creek, California: George Strait) The concept of the use of company doctors to control health care costs examined; scenes shown from Big Creek, California, a company town for Southern California Edison Company [Worker Wayne ALLEN, medical director Dr. Jacque SOKOLOV - talk about Edison's program.] Money-saving elements of Edison's programs and concerns about conflict of interest when the doctor works for the company detailed. [American Medical Association Dr. Gerald SCHENKIN - expresses concern about doctor-patient relationship.] [Corporate health economist Bill HOFFMAN - says employers can dictate the care.] [Heart transplant patient Steve McMENAMIN - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:10

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