The Patient Parade

Synopsis
The strains on China's health care system are beginning to tell. From all over the country, patients flock to the large, public hospitals; they wait in lines through the night. With treatment costs now borne by the patients, but the insurance system still underdeveloped, most people will not go to a hospital unless an ailment has become serious. That is also why they prefer the large, public hospitals. At the same time, hospitals compete to offer the best staff and the best facilities. To survive, they need to attract the wealthier patients by offering better care. This widening health-care gap is now a top priority for the government.
Award
FIPA D'OR Grand Prize
REPORTAGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
22nd International Festival of Audiovisual Programs-- Biarritz, France (FIPA 2009)
The 2009 intermedia-globe GRAND AWARD
Category News
WorldMediaFestival 2009 -- Hamburg, Germany
Golden Nymphs Awards
Best News Documentaries
49th Monte-Carlo Television Festival(TVfest 09)-- Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Prix Italia
Best TV Documentary -- Current Affairs
61st Prix Italia -- Torino, Italy (2009)
"THE GOLDEN CHEST GRAND PRIX"
CATEGORY THREE -- TELEVISION REPORTS
34th GOLDEN CHEST International Television Festival 2009, Bulgaria