CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Results of Congressional report on health care costs outlined on screen. Cost of prescription drugs and drug company profits graphed on screen. Report introduced.
(Studio: Dr. Bob Arnot) Trend toward getting traditional hospital treatment at home featured; cases of two patients being treated at home cited as example; scenes shown. [Dialysis patient Harriet EDERHEIMER, digestive disorder patient Daisy HOOPER - comment.] Costs of home and hospital tube feeding compared on screen. [Visiting Nurse Service of New York Joan MARREN - says availability of sophisticated technology at home will increase.] Details given of colon cancer patient Otilia Smith's at-home computerized morphine pump; hospital and at-home costs compared. [SMITH - says she feels sick when she's in the hospital.] Receptiveness of the insurance industry, Medicare and Medicaid to home health care discussed.
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