Advocacy Only (Primary Care)
Body Area: Abdomen
Body Parts: General Abdominal Area
Patient care advocacy involves the patient and the health care provider to accomplish cost-effective care coordination. Patients are encouraged to become a partner with the provider in coordinating multiple services through effective communication. An example might be working with a primary care physician to schedule tests and have the results given directly back to the patient or provider as a step towards meeting the pre-requisites of a major surgery.