Money and Medicine

As rising healthcare costs threaten to bankrupt the country, Money and Medicine tackles the medical, ethical, and financial challenges of containing runaway health care spending.  Filmed at both UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah, this insightful documentary asks the question  ‘How can we reduce unnecessary medical spending so that we can provide affordable, high-quality healthcare to all Americans?’  

The dramatic doctor/patient stories filmed at these two world-renowned hospitals capture the powerful forces driving soaring healthcare costs as well as proven strategies that effectively reign in excessive medical expenses.  With remarkable candor and poignancy, this film captures the painful end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, ranging from very aggressive interventions in the ICU to palliative care at home.  The film also investigates the controversy surrounding diagnostic testing and screening as well as the variability in treatment across patients receiving similar elective procedures.

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Awards: 

Winner, 2012 Los Angeles Film, TV, and Webisode Festival, Best Director of a Documentary

Official Selection, 2012 Film Society of Lincoln Society Art of the Real

 

Quotes: 

“Money and Medicine should be required viewing for every patient, physician, and politician. It thoughtfully describes what ails American healthcare and highlights the tremendous opportunities to make it well, and to do more with less. I will use it in my classes.”

  - Amitabh Chandra, Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard    University

 

“Money and Medicine is a powerfully insightful view of the challenges that result from a medical system that profits from disease care...

  - Dr. David Rakel, Founder and Director, Integrative Medicine Program, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin

 

 

“Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Roger Weisberg helmed this provocative study of today’s U.S. healthcare system, which not only argues that the intentional over-treatment of patients is driving up healthcare costs, but also that the system is designed to offer financial incentives based on the quantity of patients rather than the quality of treatment.”

   - Video Librarian

 

 

Highly recommended.”
  - The Midwest Book Review

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Streaming Access (3-year) $299.00
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DVD $299.00

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