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National Patient Advocate Foundation Founder Testifies Before U.S. Senate Health Committee on Methods to Improve Healthcare Quality and Patient Outcomes
Date:1/29/2009

a manner that is medically sensitive to different patient populations, as a tool for doctors and patients to determine the best course of action for individual patients.

"With all of these strategies, it is vital for all relevant stakeholders -- including patient and consumer groups, as well as representatives from the public and private sectors (such as government, physicians and other healthcare providers, medical specialists, insurers, and manufacturers of drugs and medical devices) -- to be involved in every step of the process," added Davenport-Ennis. "We will not truly move forward in transforming our healthcare system without this close participation from those representing the various facets of U.S. care delivery, and NPAF is proud to be a part of this critical collaboration through today's discussion."

About the Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. PAF's case managers successfully handled more than 10,000 patient cases last year, resulting in extended and improved quality of life, and in some cases, saved lives. For more information, visit www.patientadvocate.org or call toll-free at (800) 532-5274.

About the National Patient Advocate Foundation

National Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization providing the patient voice in improving access to, and reimbursement for, high-quality healthcare through regulatory and legislative reform at the state and federal levels, translating the experience of millions of patients who have been helped by our companion organization, Patient Advocate Foundation. For more information, visit

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