Did you know that Medical Errors are the 3rd leading cause of Death in the United States? And more than 20% of Patients are being Misdiagnosed by their Primary Care Physician? What can a Patient do to prevent this from happening to them or a loved one?
Well, the new idea whose time has come is the Private Patient Advocate. They can assist their patients navigate through the Healthcare System and represent the patient’s best interest in any medical situation!
So, here are the 3 W’s of Patient Advocacy:
WHO might need a Private Patient Advocate?
Adult children with aging parents
Out-of-town adult children with aging parents
Someone with a new diagnosis
A Patient that has been misdiagnosed
Patients that have a complicated and complex medical history
Patients with more than one Doctor