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REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
(Miami, Florida) Rel. between ability to pay and quality of medical care received examined; role of for-profit chain hospitals considered. [Hospital Corporation of America president Dr. Thomas FRIST - based corporation on Holiday Inns model.] Otis Martin's experience said illustrating plight of uninsured patients; details given. ["New England Journal of Medicine" editor Dr. Arnold RELMAN - thinks medical care system is deteriorating with for-profit medical] Financial crisis posed for nonprofit facilities discussed. [Dale BROWN - describes accident.] Extent of Brown's injuries noted. [RELMAN - doesn't believe community hospitals can continue caring for all sick poor.] [Fire chief Ed DONALDSON - notes profit hospitals avoid taking emergency nonpaying patients.] [For-profit hospital association spokesperson Michael BROMBERG - defs. system.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft
- Kroft, Steve;
- Kuralt, Charles
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