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Code Black

Code Black
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Documentary


Rated: No rating 
Reviewed by: Jim  
Release date: July 25, 2014 Released by: Long Shot Factory

More nuts-and-bolts than Michael Moore's manipulative, but sentient documentary Sicko (where some U.S. citizens got better and quicker treatment by going with him to Cuba), an authentic, persuasive Code Black immerses one into the Los Angeles County emergency room at capacity which took Dr. Ryan McGarry four years to make.

One can see how patients can deal with the system where health providers or primary care physicians versus emergency rooms where a patient can wait very short to extremely long durations to be treated. Tax payers have financed medical institutions where Congress a while ago decreed that all looking for service be treated no matter their citizenship or economic wherewithal.

Into the chaos here even worse than the recent Parkland which gave some background or new perspective into the JFK assassination, young doctors and nurses deal with the variety of emergency situations from gunshot wounds to cardiac arrest, even excruciating headaches. These idealists may move on from this specialty from the bleeding and stabbings to presumably less stressful fields.

Not for the faint of heart, a visceral pull from the invasive and CPR work as plenty of medical students and interns aren't distracted as instruments in the many patients not always result in success. The disconnect of the doctors and patients is evident as results of new governmental laws when taxpayers finance a new county hospital as state of the art and "clean" as they may be. From being in legendary trauma bay 'C-Booth', Code Black provides a consistently taut doctor's vantage point through dedicated personnel like Andrew Eads into the heart of the ongoing health care debate.

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