In this vivid and provocative portrait of the American health care system, doctor Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America's busiest ER at Los Angeles County Hospital. Amidst life-and-death situations, McGarry captures a team of dedicated young doctors as they struggle to reconcile their ideals with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system. Their training ground is "C-Booth," LA County's legendary trauma bay, and the birthplace of Emergency Medicine, where more people have died and been saved than in any other square footage in the US. Powerful and vital, CODE BLACK offers a tense an unforgettable doctor's-eye view into the heart of the healthcare crisis.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Impassioned and infuriating, Code Black awakens viewers to an endemic problem with no clear solution.
Powerful but bloody documentary about emergency medicine.