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Author: Jon Palfreman; T R Reid; WGBH Educational Foundation,; Palfreman Film Group.; PBS Video,
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Palfreman; T R Reid; WGBH Educational Foundation,; Palfreman Film Group.; PBS Video,
ISBN: 0793694574 9780793694570
OCLC Number: 230824328
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: "A Frontline co-production with the Palfreman Film Group ; FRONTLINE is a production of WGBH Boston, which is solely responsible for its content."--Credits.
Documentary.
Credits: Edited by Jon Neuburger ; correspondent, T.R. Reid.
Performer(s): Correspondent: T.R. Reid.
Event notes: Originally broadcast as segments of the television program Frontline on April 15, 2008.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC;region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo sound.
Contents: 1. Great Britain: a leader in preventive medicine --
2. Japan: universal coverage, no gatekeepers --
3. Germany: a popular largely market-based system --
4. Taiwan: a new system they copied from others --
5. Switzerland: its former system resembled ours.
Other Titles: Frontline (Television program)
Responsibility: written by Jon Palfreman and T.R. Reid ; produced and directed by Jon Palfreman.
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"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies -- UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan -- to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system."--Frontline web site.

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