An Engaged Patient is a Healthy PatientTrueCareAdmin
In a survey from the Center for Advancing Health it was revealed that patients with chronic conditions are not nearly proactive enough about their health. Surveyed doctors state that patients don’t take the time to become more informed about their conditions and are often misinformed or lack critical knowledge. Health-care providers want patients to take a more active role in their own care because it leads to lower costs and better outcomes.
Tips to help become a more proactive and engaged patient:
- Bring a list of questions to doctor’s appointments.
- Ask if the medicines you are being prescribed will interact poorly with other medicines you are taking
- Ask if the medicines you are taking will interact poorly with other health problems you may be having
- Maintain a personal medical record