Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare – which is scheduled for release this Friday – October 5th (select theaters nationwide, On Demand and on iTunes)
From Forbes review: http://goo.gl/ILSqd
The filmmakers were so captivated by Escape Fire story that they chose to name the film after it. From here it follows the traditional – and compelling documentary style of threaded narratives. These, in turn, highlight specific ways in which our healthcare system is a raging wildfire driven by perverse economic incentives. A few examples:
The cardiac patient who had 27 cardiac catherizations and more than 7 stents – without regard to her high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. The immersive lifestyle program pioneered by Dean Ornish for reversing heart disease – which took 16 years to be approved for medicare reimbursement.
The infantryman returning from a 9-month tour in Afghanistan (during which his platoon of 23 was reduced to 8) clearly coming to grips with a new enemy – PTSD
The primary care physician who’s frustrated by the constant demands to “increase her productivity”