Advocacy to Government and Stakeholders
Participation in the health care and government advocacy arena may represent new and challenging perspectives for the traditional neurosurgeon. However, those with a strong understanding of the laws, rules, regulations, and fiscal allocation process can directly influence the practice of neurosurgery in the United States. We seek to shine light on the black box of how health care laws are passed, the influence and techniques of lobbying, and the role and rules surrounding political action committees. This practical review of health care advocacy is supplemented by a blueprint for engagement in the political arena for the practicing neurosurgeon.
Lefever, D., Kelly, P. D., Zuckerman, S. L., Agarwal, N., Guthikonda, B., Kimmell, K. T., Schirmer, C., Rosenow, J. M., Cozzens, J., Orrico, K. O., & Menger, R. (2021). Advocacy to Government and Stakeholders. World Neurosurgery https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.01.129