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American's Vital Signs / The Canadian Way #568829

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Vancouver, Canada: Fred Briggs) Problems in United States health care and insurance systems discussed. Canadian health system noted socialized; details given, scenes shown. [Vancouver General Hospital spokesperson James FLETT - says all Canadians rec. high-quality health care.] Cost of health care in Canada compared to that of United States; comparison illustration [Dr. Eric PAETKAU - comments on system.] [Port Angeles, WA, hospital administration Al REMINGTON - comments on system.] [Pediatrician Dr. Robert ALDRICH - says Canadian system is better than that of United States.] Poll results given with regard to satisfaction of Americans and Canadians with their health care systems. [Health economy Robert EVANS - says expensive hospital equipment adds to patient costs.] [British Columbia deputy health minister Stan DUBAS - says doctors' fees are monitored closely.] [Patient's widow Muriel COLEMAN - criticizes Canadian system.]

Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom

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