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July 18, 2014 5:49 PM   Subscribe

24/7/365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine 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.
posted by treehorn+bunny (6 comments total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
Cool, thanks for the post. Looking forward to checking it out.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:06 PM on July 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

I remember the episode of ER that explored this topic; both the episode and the topic were riveting. Thanks for the link.
posted by apartment dweller at 7:53 PM on July 18, 2014

very cool post. Thank you.
posted by blob at 9:45 PM on July 18, 2014

This looks great! I'm looking forward to watching it. Thanks for posting!
posted by danabanana at 1:13 PM on July 19, 2014

I have never made a FPP before… I guess I just wanted to add that if anyone wanted to discuss anything from the movie or had any questions about it - I didn't have anything to do with the making of it but I'd be glad to talk more about it! I'd be curious to know what the perception of someone from outside medicine was after watching it.
posted by treehorn+bunny at 3:45 PM on July 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

treehorn+bunny: I'd be curious to know what the perception of someone from outside medicine was after watching it.

Cool. My wife has been in veterinary emergency medicine for over 10 years, and she loves learning about the similarities and differences between her field and human emergency medicine. I'm sure she will have a really interesting perspective. We will try to watch it this week.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:21 AM on July 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

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