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U.S. Healthcare Delivery Systems in Crises – “Escape Fire” Documentary

 

@Glowimages MON265085.Last Sunday night,  March 10th CNN ran “Escape Fire” a documentary shining a light on the current U.S. health care delivery system and why a new approach is required.  As a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia home of the east coast Navy SEAL teams and of Navy Special Warfare Development Group plus thousands of Navy veterans, I found the story of a Army Sergeant’s fight with PTSD and with drug dependency shocking.

Two takeaways for me were:

  1. The U.S. health delivery system relies too much on drugs
  2. To help those with PTSD takes a lot of “touch labor” by family and caregivers – more drugs are not the answer.

I encourage anyone who has not seen Escape Fire to do so. CNN is rebroadcasting it on Saturday, March 16th at 8 p.m.  It can also be viewed on the web or Itunes.