Features  |   July 2015
How Advocacy Works: A Four-Step Primer for Physician Anesthesiologists
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  • Mark C. Bicket, M.D.
    Committee on Governmental Affairs
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Advocacy and Legislative Issues / Features
Features   |   July 2015
How Advocacy Works: A Four-Step Primer for Physician Anesthesiologists
ASA Monitor 07 2015, Vol.79, 26-27.
ASA Monitor 07 2015, Vol.79, 26-27.
Ask most physician anesthesiologists to share their opinions about the ever-shifting state of health care and you will hear a familiar and sundry list of concerns: increasing bureaucracy, regulatory uncertainty, unsafe patient care changes.
When you take a closer look, you begin to see why quick and easy solutions are rare in health care. The complex landscape of laws and regulations is difficult to navigate alone. For that reason, our specialty comes together to advocate on behalf of patients to improve the quality of patient care. What follows is a brief guide for physician anesthesiologists looking to make inroads into advocacy, and four steps you can take to make that happen.
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