Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

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escape-fire-posterThis is a documentary I came across that seemed interesting enough to post. I thought it touched on a few things that I believe can help remedy the issue of exorbitant healthcare spending in the United States. The film examines the ever-present forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care and not patient-driven care. The movie was released in October 2012, and although it may not be the most timeless documentary (according to some critics of the film) it still makes several good points about issues such as over-medication, over-treatment, and reimbursement. I personally believe that prevention of a lot of health issues is the ultimate goal that the healthcare industry should be trying to find ways to reach. The old saying “it’s so simple that it just might work” often comes to mind when I think of the prevention approach to treating patients…

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