Write a Reflection Paper: Doctor Hot Spots
Watch the film “Doctor Hot Spots” and read Atul Gawande’s article, “Hot Spotters: Can We Lower Medical Costs by Giving the Neediest Patients Better Care?” (New Yorker Magazine, 24 January, 2011). Write a 3-5 page paper analyzing the change Dr. Brenner introduced in Camden, New Jersey’s medical system. Your written analysis should address the following issues:
What was the problem Dr. Brenner identified with medical care in Camden?
What was his first idea for addressing the problem?
How and why was he forced to modify his original idea?
Describe the problem he ultimately attacked and the innovative approach he used to make a change.
Was his project successful and how do you know? Give specific data regarding his outcomes.
Could an approach like his make a difference in health care generally? How could that work in Northwest Florida (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties)?
Did Dr. Brenner use the IMAGINE model of planning for change?