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Title Sick around the world / written by Jon Palfreman and T.R. Reid ; produced and directed by Jon Palfreman ; a Frontline co-production with the Palfreman Film Group ; WGBH Educational Foundation
Published [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS, [2008]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 56 min.)
Series The PBS Video Collection
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
Summary "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 how other advanced capitalist democracies - the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland - deliver healthcare, and what the United States might learn from their successes and failures"--Container
Credits Director of photography, Mark Rublee ; editor, Jon Neuburger ; original music, Cal Scott
Performer Correspondent: T.R. Reid
Event Originally produced as a segment of the television program Frontline, April 15, 2008
Notes This edition in English
DVD version record, title from title screen (viewed November 23, 2015)
Subject Medical care -- United States.
Medical care -- Great Britain
Medical care -- Japan
Medical care -- Germany
Medical care -- Taiwan
Medical care -- Switzerland
Public health administration.
Medical care, Cost of.
Cross-cultural studies.
Health Care Costs
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Health Policy -- economics
Quality of Health Care -- economics
Public Health Administration
Medical care.
Public health administration.
United States
Subject Germany.
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Internet videos.
Magazine format television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Magazine format television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentaires télévisés.
Émissions télévisées autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Palfreman, Jon, screenwriter, film producer, film director
Reid, T. R., screenwriter.
Palfreman Film Group, production company.
WGBH Educational Foundation, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher.
OTHER TI Contained in (work): Frontline (Television program)