FRONTLINE

Doctor Hotspot

Clip: Season 29 Episode 17 | 13m 1s

Using medical billing data in Camden, N.J., Dr. Jeffrey Brenner mapped out "hot spots" of the impoverished city's most costly patients. By targeting unique care -- including home visits and social workers -- at high-cost patients, he developed a program that he argues has both lowered health care costs and provided better care in Camden. But can his model work for the rest of the nation?

Aired: 07/26/11

Rating: NR

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