Anyone, Anything, Anytime
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24/7/365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine
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A documentary film made by an emergency medicine resident that describes the history of emergency medicine as a specialty has been made publicly available. This documentary reviews how the landscape of healthcare in the United States has changed over the past 50 years, with a specific focus on emergency medical care, its availability, how and where it is delivered.
From emergency rooms known as "the pit" in the basement of the hospital, to the hearses that used to be used in lieu of ambulances to pick up sick patients and bring them in, to the medical students and interns who used to staff the emergency rooms solo and provide care to the sickest of the sick, the film showcases emergency medicine's sordid past… and its inspirational leaders and healers, who adopt the apt motto "anyone, anything, anytime
Note: this film was produced with the support of emergency physicians and professional groups only. No financial support was accepted from pharmaceutical or medical device companies. The film will not be shown on PBS because of concerns about the appearance of a conflict of interest with the funding sources, however, no donor had any say in the content of the film.