InBiz: Operation Robot: 02 Dec 10
Thu, 2 Dec 10
Duration: 29 mins
The revolution in the operating theatre is only just beginning, but robotic surgery could change the way we think about healthcare … and the way surgeons work. Peter Day looks at what surgeons are able to achieve with robots now and at the proto-types for healthcare in the future. He asks how significant these advances could be for health in Britain and for British business and hears from the robot pioneers: surgeons, engineers and business people. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott
Colin Yu is a teacher who lives in Shanghai. He has a job but still struggles to support his parents on his modest income. Colin would like to spend more money and the Chinese government is offering incentives to people like him to go out and buy Chinese goods. They’re hoping that by doing so it will help the country to survive the current global economic downturn. Average savings rates in China stand at around 30% and, as Chris Hogg discovers, most of that money is spent on healthcare. For Assignment he follows the story of Colin’s family as they face difficult decisions over how to spend their money and how to match their savings to their healthcare needs.