Documentary on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Episode 1: After surgery. This program focuses on the quality of medical care at New York hospitals, such as Jacobi, Coney Island, and Bellevue, where patients are often not the top priority. Voices heard in this program include health services administrator Bernard Bukoff; Dr. George Bayer, a member of the New York City board of hospitals; interns Mike Smith, Herb Schreier, Steve Sharfstein, and Ken Geiger; New York Senator Seymour Thaler; New York Times medical writer Martin Tolchin; Dr. Geri Morehead; Dr. Donald Dixon, the associate commissioner of health for the state of New York; hospitals commissioner Joseph Terenzio; Howard Brown, former health services administrator of New York City; nurse Irene Zimberg; Mrs. Olga Sherman, a hospital worker's organizer; Robb Burlage, head of the Health Advisory Council, a private research group; and WBAI volunteer Sue Wells.
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