EPISODE 1 - LARRY: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!
Larry, an idealistic young policy analyst, enters The System That’s Not and embraces his mission to set it right.
EPISODE 2 -STATE OF EMERGENCY!
Larry visits the Emergency Room, and discovers it’s crowded with patients whose problems an ER can’t fix.
EPISODE 3 - NO WAY OUT!
Larry’s investigation leads from ER to hospital ward to nursing home – each packed with patients who ought to be some place else.
EPISODE 4 - DISHONOURABLE DISCHARGE!
Larry learns the Hospital President’s solution to crowding: Discharge patients faster – by any means necessary.
EPISODE 5 - THE WILD BUNCH!
Larry discovers that Primary Care is an ungoverned Wild West – with some wild and woolly variations in medical practice.
*Author’s note: It is crucial to point out that this vignette is wildly exaggerated and not balanced. While lack of a Primary Care "system" and unwarranted variation in care are real issues, the extreme characters portrayed in this comic flight of fancy are no more to be taken literally than their cartoon backgrounds. I have the highest regard for the many dedicated family doctors providing excellent care under increasingly challenging circumstances.*
EPISODE 6 - WHAT LIES BENEATH!
Larry is visited by the Ghost of Tommy Douglas, who reveals how one compromise changed the history of Medicare.
EPISODE 7 - THE SYSTEM STRIKES BACK!
Larry presents the solution! But his bosses have other ideas.
EPISODE 8 - INTO THE VOID!
Larry confronts the Health Minister, who is fixated on not doing harm. . . or anything else.
EPISODE 9 - AN INDECENT PROPOSAL!
The sleazy new Premier tries to sell Larry on private healthcare, expounding why a two-tier system would make perfect sense.
EPISODE 10 - THE BATTLE FOR SPACE!
Larry witnesses a frenzied free-for-all as hospital managers scramble to find beds for the unending influx of patients.
EPISODE 11 - THE WRATH OF LARRY!
A surprise visit from the Accreditors leaves the bureaucrats frantic to prove that their policies have an evidence base. Is this Larry’s big chance – or a trap?