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American Agenda (Medicine: Pet Scans and Health Care Costs) #138570

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) PET scan procedures explained to show the high cost of new medical technology; scenes shown to illustrate how it works and what it does. [University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine Dr. John MAZZIOTTA, Mass General Hospital Dr. Alan FISCHMAN, heart patient Milford SUSSMAN - explain the importance of PET scan diagnoses.] Banding together of doctors and PET scan manufacturers to form the Institution for Clinical Tests to get insurance companies to pay for PET tests noted. [Health Insurance Association of America John COVA - warns it could lead to excessive use of an expensive technology.] Current limits on PET scan reimbursements outlined.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim
Duration:
00:03:40

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