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Money & Medicine

PBS Special Money & Medicine Explores the Dangers of Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

This evening, PBS will air a special investigative report on the dangers of our current medical system. Money & Medicine takes us inside two world-renowned hospitals -- UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah -- and shares first-hand stories of unnecessary medical spending, as well as effective methods for improving the overall quality of care and reducing costs. Money & Medicine captures the variations of care from birth to death and paints a powerful picture of our country’s medical crisis. The film also depicts effective strategies currently practiced at UCLA and Intermountain that reduce wasteful medical spending and improve health care quality. These strategies include improving coordination of care, implementing shared decision making and practicing evidence-based medicine. Continue reading
Posted in Current News | Tagged coordination of care, evidence-based medicine, Intermountain Medical Center, Michael J. Barry, overdiagnosis, overtreatment, PBS, preference-sensitive care, shared decision making, UCLA Medical Center | Permalink