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Diagnosis Murder

First Do No Harm (Season 5, Episode 21)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Unlike most episodes, this one has no deliberate killing. Instead, doctors Mark Sloan and Jesse Travis refuse to accept the grave medical consequences -such as medically irresponsible delays and refusal of necessary therapy- for ...See moreUnlike most episodes, this one has no deliberate killing. Instead, doctors Mark Sloan and Jesse Travis refuse to accept the grave medical consequences -such as medically irresponsible delays and refusal of necessary therapy- for non-affluent patients of the virtually exclusive medical circuits (ambulance, treatment facilities etc.) imposed by so-called HMOs, a type of medical insurance, which puts medical staff in an impossible position between budget-orientated rules, malpractice claims and Hippocratic conscience. A few fatal cases lead to law-suits and an arbitration procedure with serious financial stakes. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Writers
Joyce Burditt (creator) | Ernest Kinoy | Jacquelyn Blain (executive story editor)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 16, 1998

Release date
Apr 16, 1998 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Dick Van Dyke
Dr. Mark Sloan Dr. Mark Sloan   See fewer
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Victoria Rowell
Amanda Bentley-Livingston Amanda Bentley-Livingston   See fewer
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Charlie Schlatter
Dr. Jesse Travis Dr. Jesse Travis   See fewer
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Barry Van Dyke
Steve Sloan Steve Sloan   See fewer
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Alan Oppenheimer
Dr. Leonard Gould Dr. Leonard Gould   See fewer
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Jason Schombing
Melvin Pinter Melvin Pinter   See fewer
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Richard Fancy
Harold 'Hal' F. Lomax Harold 'Hal' F. Lomax   See fewer
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Nancy Youngblut
Nancy Rush, RN Nancy Rush, RN   See fewer
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Neil Dickson
Dr. Arthur Holbine Dr. Arthur Holbine   See fewer
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Davenia McFadden
Betty Pearson Betty Pearson   See fewer
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Paul Picerni
Judge Kenyon Judge Kenyon   See fewer
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Bianca Rossini
Lena Rizzoli Lena Rizzoli   See fewer
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Debra Sharkey
Andrea Turner Andrea Turner   See fewer
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Kimberly Brooks
Thelma (as Kimberly Moss) Thelma (as Kimberly Moss)   See fewer
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Gavin Glennon
Trent Erdman Trent Erdman   See fewer
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Damara Reilly
HMO Attorney HMO Attorney   See fewer
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Lynda Robertson
Nurse Tanya (uncredited) Nurse Tanya (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.8 / 10 | 47 votes