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PARS: Patient Advocate and Reporting System
Evaluation and Intervention services are supported by the Patient Advocates Reporting System (PARS). Vanderbilt University Medical Center created the Center for Patient & Professional Advocacy (CPPA) in early 2003 under the direction of Gerald B. Hickson, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Mission: The CPPA's mission is to promote patient and professional satisfaction with healthcare experiences and restrain escalating costs associated with patient dissatisfaction. We pursue our mission through the CPPA's inter-related functions of research, teaching, and intervention services.