Hot Off The Press!
For the second year in a row, the
National Health and Patient Advocate Survey
measured advocate backgrounds, practices, satisfaction and outlook on the emerging advocate
field. Health and Patient Advocates for this survey were considered to be paid professionals
helping individuals navigate the health care system.
"The field of health and patient advocates is new but growing as the health care system
remains increasingly complex," said Robin Shapiro, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the
Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA), one of the organizations fielding the
survey. "There is good news [in The Survey] for patients who want an independent advisor to
help assert their wishes and navigate the health care system." Please read on below for the full survey results as well as the accompanying press release.