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Part I:   Provide a summary of the documentary. (10 points)

Part II:  Compare and contrast the U.S. health care system with the health care systems of other countries by answering the following questions. (20 points)

How do health care services provided differ from country to country? (i.e., what differences exist between privatized and universal health care systems?)

What role do government and politics play in health care?

Part III: Discuss your reactions to the documentary and the current state of U.S. health care by answering the following questions. (40 points)

Do you believe the documentary fairly portrayed the U.S. health care system?

What is the most important message that people can take from this documentary?

What do you believe are the biggest influences on the current state of the U.S. health care system?

Is health care a human right or a privilege? Why/why not?

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HLT 4320: Administration of Health Services Critical Care: America vs. The World – A PBS NEWSHOUR Special Health Care Documentary Analysis and Reflection This assignment requires you to watch the documentary Critical Care: America vs The World and compose a paper in which you analyze and reflect upon the current state of health care in the United States and abroad. Make sure you address all questions to receive full credit for the assignment. Critical Care: America vs The World is a 2021 documentary that investigates the fact that while the United States has 30 million Americans with no insurance, it also has the most expensive health care system in the developed world – with worse health outcomes compared to its international peers. This special report examines the highs and lows of America’s fragmented system and explores how four other countries (UK, Canada, Switzerland, Australia) manage to offer health coverage to citizens more efficiently. You can watch Critical Care: America vs The World for free on YouTube ( Due: 12/03/2022 Format: The completed paper should be 2 pages (not more, not less – with concise writing) not including Cover Sheet (full name, course number, date), single-spaced, use size 12 Times New Roman font, and have one-inch margins. General Business HLT 4320: Administration of Health Services Part I: Provide a summary of the documentary. (10 points) Part II: Compare and contrast the U.S. health care system with the health care systems of other countries by answering the following questions. (20 points) • • How do health care services provided differ from country to country? (i.e., what differences exist between privatized and universal health care systems?) What role do government and politics play in health care? Part III: Discuss your reactions to the documentary and the current state of U.S. health care by answering the following questions. (40 points) • • • • Do you believe the documentary fairly portrayed the U.S. health care system? What is the most important message that people can take from this documentary? What do you believe are the biggest influences on the current state of the U.S. health care system? Is health care a human right or a privilege? Why/why not? General Business
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Critical Care: America vs. The World



Part 1: Summary of Documentary
Critical Care: America vs. The World is a PBS NewsHour documentary that tries to compare the
American health situation with other countries across the world (PBS NewsHour, 2021). The
documentary starts by highlighting how the American health system has been equipped with
quality equipment and innovation and how health coverage insurance works and more so during
this period of a pandemic. The argument of the documentary is to show the public that despite
many reforms that the government is undertaking, the United States' health care remains the most
expensive with more uninsured people compared to the developed world. At the same time, it
uses surveys to show how the American healthcare system has the worse outcomes based on
international peer groups where more than 30 million individuals have no insurance coverage.
During the pandemic, the new administration led by Joe Biden is more devoted to transforming
the sector by expanding the coverage during the pandemic.
This documentary presents a real-time experience by trying to compare the both highs and lows
of the fragmented system of America with the other four countries to evaluate the effectiveness
of health coverage. The documentary shows how Brangham and Kane travel to Switzerland, the
United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia on a global tour to compare different medical care. They
try to show people the organization of medical care which are provided and paid for in these

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