Windows On Healthcare is a film that looks inside the United States healthcare system, and traces the origin, evolution and impact of the study of geographic variations in healthcare. Through the ground-breaking research of Dr. John Wennberg, and his colleagues at Dartmouth Medical School and elsewhere, it focuses on the ways in which medical practice differs dramatically across the country and why knowing this matters.
The implications of this research are as far reaching as the depth of analysis involved. From the personal outcomes of individual medical treatment options, to the enormous financial impact to the medical world and systems involved, everything is on the table. Understanding how medicine is currently practiced, and how it could be practiced better, is crucial to the wellbeing of every individual and the systems that provide healthcare and the benefits it provides.