VF: I think you are right. It’s really important that we do both quantitative research, that bench research we need to do that proves things, but also the qualitative research to explore how emergency medicine interacts with patients, patient flow, and dynamics of the department. That whole qualitative aspect makes our lives and our patients’ lives better. If you were going to tell ACEP members one thing that they may not know or understand about EMF, what would it be?
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JP: EMF is an organization that serves the practicing emergency physician. I’m confident that the mission and goals of EMF are to fund research that really matters and makes a difference in the quality that we’re able to provide and the means and methods by which we derive that quality.
VF: John, once again, we really appreciate your service on the Board of Trustees, and we’re very grateful for your joining the Wiegenstein Society and making a request in your estate. Thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us today.
JP: Thank you. It’s an honor to be able to serve.
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