TITLE

Navigating the Maze

AUTHOR(S)
LARKIN, MAUREEN
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on patient advocates who help patients navigate through their cases. According to the article, physicians are willing to address the patient's questions but patients are afraid of wasting doctors' time and do not know the questions to ask. It states that having a patient advocate can improve patient care and has a positive impact on the side of the hospital. It mentions that most patient advocate programs are focused on cancer and related illnesses but many are working to develop a better patient-provider relationship.
ACCESSION #
35286544

 

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