Become Your Own Health Advocate
Navigating the health care system is hard enough already. Transitions in care are often worse. In this kind of environment, it is essential that people learn how to advocate for themselves.
The current and anticipated health care environment presents a win-lose proposition to patients. With 20 million people insured under the Affordable Care Act, the health system has been more utilized. People are getting access. That is good. What is not good is that the healthcare system is often not prepared for the influx and the patient experience suffers.
Here are some ways to get started. Become your own health advocate.