Borderline Medicine

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Borderline Medicine

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 56 min ----- vhs
  • With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. Takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. Begins by comparing prenatal care in both countries. While routine medical care is more accessible in Canada, there are often waiting lists for elective surgery. Canadian patients with coronary artery disease often cross the border for surgery in the U.S. Also examines the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. High technology diagnostic procedures are much more available in the U.S., and Canadian patients may be subjected to older, more dangerous diagnostic tests.
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, Economics, Medicine)