Everyone needs to be their own Best Advocate when they enter the healthcare system. Why? Let me provide a few reasons:
- Medical Errors are the 3 rd Leading Cause of Death in the United States Medical Care is Expensive
- YOU are paying more and more of the cost of healthcare
- When YOU are involved in your care, studies show that care is safer, more efficient and cost-effective
In this week’s post, I tried something new…..I recorded a presentation that talks about how you can be your own Best Advocate.
The post shares important tips you can implement right away! Take a few minutes to listen. Click below to access the video
Thanks for listening! I hope you liked the video.
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wonderful suggestions Anne!!
Always a pleasure to listen and learn from Anne ! Lots of good information on advocacy when within the hospital system .
Anne, this is a great reminder about the importance of advocacy no matter who you are or where you are in the health system. Thanks for talking about the need for people to have the conversation and complete their advance directive. And you are right, Five Wishes is a great tool for anyone to easily use. What I would remind people is that they do not need a lawyer in order to complete their advance directive, in fact, it is much more cost effective to talk to your healthcare provider and do the documents yourself. Physicians can now be compensated for working with you on your advance directive and it will be easier to make changes to your directive if you do not need to go back to a lawyer to do so when you review the document in the future. Also, you are so right that completing an advance directive and having the conversation when one is well is the ideal time. Thanks for addressing these important issues!!
Very informative and useful tips Anne.
I really enjoyed your work on this. Very practical and informative.
You are such a valuable patient and provider asset.
Anne, you are getting good at this. Information you provided is very valuable.
This was great Anne. Thank you so much! Advocacy is the heart and soul of all we do as Case Managers!
Nice job, Anne!
Nice presentation. I like that you’re mixing it up with the video!
Thank you for this valuable information on advocacy. Health care should begin with Caring. After reviewing HCAP scores recently it is interesting to note the scores for discharge information provided were consistently low throughout the country. So if the national average is low most hospitals are falling at or below the average. This is another reason why we all need advocates and case managers. I love the video and look forward to more.Mary Reidy