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A new documentary on healthcare wins over critics

The award-winning documentary ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, has taken the media by storm and winning over critics. The documentary has been mentioned or reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Magazine, LA Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and many other media outlets. The film received generally positive reviews, with an aggregate score of 67 on Metacritic and 81% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was a New York Times, New York Magazine, and Washington Post Critics’ Pick. The documentary includes substantial commentary from Don Berwick, and draws its title from a talk he gave in 2002.

In their official statement regarding the film, the directors state:

By combining powerful human stories with leading experts, we hope our film can help catalyze a paradigm shift in how our country views health and healing. ESCAPE FIRE will allow audiences to come away with a clearer understanding of how and why our system is broken, the barriers to change, and potential solutions, or “escape fires,” that could help fix our system. We hope people will be empowered to help push for societal change. We also hope to inspire individuals to take better control of their personal health, realizing that in many cases they have the power to heal.

According to Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, it is important to ask the right questions in order to increase your chances of receiving better care:

• What happens if I don’t do this?

• What other options do I have?

• What are the risks and the benefits for each alternative, based on statistical outcomes?

There are alternative avenues for a patient to pursue that are proponents of the high-touch, low-cost methods the documentary highlights. Chiropractic care has long been championing the ideals laid out in the film, and for more information on a chiropractor in Augusta GA, you can visit Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic.

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