Over many years, Duke and community leaders have forged aclose, collaborative partnership to improve the health and access tohealth care of all Durham County residents.
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diabetes.Combining grassroots and neighborhood-based initiatives, the DDCintegrates innovative approaches to community health, such as theuse of geospatial technology to map clusters of patients with healthproblems and the resources available to those neighborhoods.
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In addition to providing primary care at no charge, Duke physicians donate specialty careservices to eligible uninsured patients through a program called Project Access. Across
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By the numbers
— Charity care at cost
— Unreimbursed Medicaidcosts covered by Duke
— Unreimbursed Medicarecosts covered by Duke
— Unrecoverable patient debt
— Visits to Duke by patients
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(All dollar figures are at cost for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011)
Durham County ($33 million)Wake County ($14 million)$900,000 to $2.5 million (5 counties)$300,000 to $900,000 (4 counties)$15,000–$300,000 (43 counties)0–$15,000 (46 counties)(All figures are at cost for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011)
Charity care and otherunreimbursed expensesCommunity health
Making life better for people with type 2 diabetes
Non-N.C. charity care, $4 million
Duke charity carein N.C. counties