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American Agenda (Medicine: American Attitudes Toward Health Care) #139910

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(University of Kansas Medical Center: Beth Nissen) The American view of health care that is shaped by the medical industry examined. [Medical ethicist Dr. William BARTHOLOME, patient Victoria ROGERS, cardiologist Dr. Steve GOLLUB - talk about medical promotion and patients' demands.] Patients' demand that the newest technology be used whatever the cost noted; use of electronic fetal monitor cited as an example. [Internist Dr. Norton GREENBERGER, obstetrics nurse Elverine HAMILTON, ROGERS, GOLLUB, WOMAN - talk about technology and cost.] Americans' difficulty in dealing with idea of limiting care to any patient explained. [65-year-old heart transplant recipient Larry BALLANTINE - ponders question of limits.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's town meeting on the subject of health care announced.

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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