Huntington Convention Center | Cleveland, OH
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In 2018, the Patient Advocate Foundation served 140,000+ patients across the United States. This population represented 584 distinct diagnoses, including a large number of autoimmune diseases, cancers, cardiovascular conditions, and rare diseases. The foundation also serves a racial and economically diverse population, with 34% falling below the poverty threshold and roughly 50% identify as non-white.
The foundation conducted annual quality and survey research to understand patients' experiences in life and care. This session will pull from that data to explore factors related to the financial distress of patients and their preferences around communication and cost of care. Both patient and provider perspectives will be included. Results presented will serve to amplify the patient voice, provide a body of evidence to reinforce patient stories or individual reports of experience, and support efforts of providers and system leaders to better understand the patient perspective and accelerate evidence-based, patient-centered care.