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American Agenda (Medicine: Health Care Rationing) #147726

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from the president of the American Medical Association on the need for hospitals to put limits on care for those who cannot recover reported.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) The issue of rationing health care examined; scenes shown from a hospital in inner city Boston, where patients are triaged. [USC Medical School Dr. William SCHWARTZ - comments.] The controversy over rationing the use of high cost high technology to keep people alive detailed. [NURSE, health policy analyst Richard LAMM, 76-year-old kidney transplant recipient Rex HALEK, mother of premature baby Carrie DEGRESS - comment on aspects of the rationing issue.] [Harvard Medical School Dr. Arnold RELMAN - says decisions have to be individualized.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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