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The quality gap : medicine's secret killer

Author: Hedrick Smith; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Hedrick Smith Productions.; South Carolina Educational Television Network.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2000.
Series: Democracy Project (Public Broadcasting Service).; Election 2000.; How good is your health care?; Critical condition.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Experts agree that poor medical practice and medical errors are the most costly element of the American healthcare system. Pulitzer Prize-winning journal Hedrick Smith examines New York's tough performance reports on doctors doing open-heart surgery; profiles a pioneering effort by a VA hospital in Kentucky to confront medical errors; and shows breakthrough quality improvement drives in northern New England and Utah.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hedrick Smith; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Hedrick Smith Productions.; South Carolina Educational Television Network.
OCLC Number: 47092636
Performer(s): Narrator, Hedrick Smith.
Description: 1 videocassette (49 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Democracy Project (Public Broadcasting Service).; Election 2000.; How good is your health care?; Critical condition.
Other Titles: Medicine's secret killer
Responsibility: a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; a production of Hedrick Smith Productions, Inc. ; produced in association with South Carolina Educational Television.

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Experts agree that poor medical practice and medical errors are the most costly element of the American healthcare system. Pulitzer Prize-winning journal Hedrick Smith examines New York's tough performance reports on doctors doing open-heart surgery; profiles a pioneering effort by a VA hospital in Kentucky to confront medical errors; and shows breakthrough quality improvement drives in northern New England and Utah.

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