Patient Advocate Alliance
Empower your Health
Medication Injury is the Most Common Form of Harm Caused by the Medical System
Of the 200,000+ deaths caused by the US medical system each year, over 100,000 of these deaths are actually caused by medications.
Patient Advocate Alliance is comprised of 4 partners from diverse professional backgrounds who are committed to providing patient advocacy by helping people enjoy better and safer medical care for a fair price. PAA can help you in the following three ways.
We make customized Medication Wallet Cards, designed to help reduce or prevent medication errors and serious interactions/reactions.
We help people negotiate unaffordable and unreasonably expensive medical bills.
We help patients navigate a sometimes overwhelming healthcare landscape.
PAA’s objective is to mitigate these problems by providing education and tools to patients, so that they are empowered to protect themselves by asking the right questions and always being prepared with a current list of medications and dosages, along with drug allergies.
“According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, people aged 65 to 69 take an average of 15 prescriptions a year, and those aged 80 to 84 take 18 prescriptions a year. And that’s in addition to the myriad over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies, vitamins and minerals they may take, any of which — alone or in combination — could cause more problems than they cure.”
All of these pills alone are capable of doing harm, let alone in combination, and thus should be evaluated by a health care professional. Since it is a very common problem that your providers and pharmacists fail to communicate with each other, PAA provides three extremely important services: