17-01 Segment 1: Reengineering the ICU

All for the treatment of the patient

 

With monitors surveying every part of patients’ bodies, hospital intensive care units appear to be a model of high tech. But systems engineers say ICU’s are actually models of inefficiency because few of those high tech devices talk to each other. Experts discuss how ICU’s could be improved to save lives.

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17-01 Segment 2: Reversing the Shortage in Primary Care Doctors

medical team meeting with senior couple in hospital room

 

Most people rely on their primary care doctors first when they need health care. But a shortage in primary care doctors is only getting worse. Some medical schools have been successful in keeping their grads in primary care. We talk to an expert from one of them to see how it’s done and if other schools can replicate their success.

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