Watching PBS Monday evening, I saw a promo that I think may be of interest to all of you. On Tuesday evening (tonight), PBS will air the second installment of a four-part series, Remaking American Medicine, which will focus on the challenges of treating chronic illness.
The Stealth Epidemic" (10/19) examines the human and economic costs of effectively managing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions that consume nearly 70 percent of all health care resources. The episode examines the groundbreaking efforts in two very different communities - Los Angeles and Whatcom County in the state of Washington - that are fundamentally transforming the physician-patient relationship. These initiatives offer a glimmer of hope for patients struggling with their chronic conditions.I know I am excited to catch it, anyway.
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