This PSA resonated with me, so I wanted to help spread the word.
It’s all about being an empowered patient and asking questions, and having a discussion with your doctor about your health. It’s from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a government agency with a mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
And here is a little blurb from their PA Specialist on how to find more information:
“Questions are the Answer” features a website — www.ahrq.gov/questions — where you will find these free educational tools to use with your patients:
- A 7-minute video featuring real-life patients and clinicians who give firsthand accounts on the importance of asking questions and sharing information – this tool is ideal for a patient waiting room area and can be set to run on a continuous loop.
- A brochure, titled “Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients,” that offers helpful suggestions to follow before, during and after a medical visit.
- Notepads to help patients prioritize the top three questions they wish to ask during their medical appointment.