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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Expecting the Best While Planning for the Worst

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Posted on August 24th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

It’s hard to think about planning for rising healthcare costs as our family ages, but plan we must if we want to ensure that our loved ones get the best value possible for aging well. Two quality referrals are very important to ensure wise... Continue Reading »

Getting Your Medical Affairs in Order

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Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Getting Your Medical Affairs in Order By: Teri Dreher RN CCRN iRNPA Most people seem to understand the importance of having one’s “affairs in order” from a business perspective as we age. If no one has power of attorney for one’s... Continue Reading »

Getting Your Health Information From Reliable Sources

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Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

For the general public, it is sometimes difficult to know if your referral sources are accurate when you are seeking wise medical counsel. After all, if one relies upon marketing materials or TV ads, one would think EVERY health care provider is... Continue Reading »

The Rising Tide

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Posted on February 10th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

The field of Private Professional Patient Advocacy is gaining a lot of attention in the media these days. This past week we have had several inquiries from radio stations and newspapers for more information, and we have had two guest appearances on... Continue Reading »

Hospital Safety Statistics: Worse Than We Thought

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Posted on October 6th, 2013 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

In 1999 a landmark study on medical error caused quite a stir: To Err is Human revealed data that showed that 20-30% of hospitalized patients suffered what is known in the medical community as an "Adverse Medical Outcome". Patients entering... Continue Reading »

Patient Advocacy and Medical Devices

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Posted on April 20th, 2013 by Guest Blogger, under Medical Devices, Patient Advocacy

Each year, the number of medical devices available to patients increases. While this gives patients more health care options, it also increases the number of complications caused by these devices. It is important to be an informed consumer, and... Continue Reading »

The Problem of Medical Error

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Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

Those of us who work within the hospital based healthcare system understand that the problem of medical eror in hospitals is a serious national concern. An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November  2010 showed the... Continue Reading »