Dr. Andrew Parker, Duke physician resident in Emergency Medicine, decided to focus his project on frequent flyers to the Emergency Room. Frequent flyers are defined as those patients with over four visits to the Emergency Room per year. This group accounts for only four percent of ER patients, but over 25% of patient visits. A small cut in frequent flyer visits could dramatically reduce costs. Parker shares the stories of individuals who illustrate ineffective policy.
Documenting Medicine is a program at Duke University which provides Duke physician residents and fellows with the tools and training to use documentary as a way to get to know and better understand patients and their families, as well as care-givers. As part of this program, we host a monthly lecture by documentarians who have produced work in the medical world. For more information, visit: documentingmedicine.com/ To view other talks in this series, visit: Documenting Medicine
This program is a partnership between the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and the Graduate Medical Education Department at Duke. Pilot funding has been provided by the Chancellor's Innovation Fund.