The reliance on the stories of patients, examples, and evidence-based data are the most convincing issues in Money-Driven Medicine. For example, it is mentioned that the regions that have higher spending on healthcare do not show better health outcomes compared to other states. The reference to the Dartmouth Atlas allows the viewers to make sure that the data is correct. Namely, one may see that a specialist-oriented pattern and greater attention to inpatient care are not associated with better care access or health. There are also conversations with several experts, including the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ex-President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Don Berwick. These interviews offer actual and trustful information and set potential solutions.
The key solution to the discussed problem is identified in this documentary, and it seems to be the most unconvincing issue. The idea of involving patients in the decision-making process is not pointless, but it is unclear how exactly it can be achieved in the US. One may suggest that this would be largely dependent on the honesty and precision of doctors who are expected to present all available diagnostic and treatment opportunities in reasonable words.