5 steps to establish a partnership for shared diagnosis

Another in a series of articles and lists on how to work with your doctor, and one of the better ones. Interestingly, she advises patients to know how to tell a story, to engage the doctor more in the issues being discussed.

  1. Find a physician who agrees with shared decision-making for diagnosis.
  2. Express your intentions to your doctor.
  3. Help your doctor help you.
  4. Make sure you understand every test that is ordered.
  5. Make decisions together, always with the diagnosis in mind.

5 steps to establish a partnership for shared diagnosis.

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2 thoughts on “5 steps to establish a partnership for shared diagnosis

  1. Andrew

    Hope you’re well and getting ready format great holiday

    The ASH agenda is out on their web cite

    It’s a packed agenda as usual but some interesting articles to wade through

    E,g. Pure treating patients for allo xplants to minimize post xplants complications

    https://ash.confex.com/ash/2012/webprogram/Paper47720.html

    Best

    Bill

    William C. Arzt

    Booz | Allen | Hamilton

    One Preserve Parkway Rockville, Maryland 20852

    301.320.8237(office) 202.497.4390 (mobile) 240.606.3518 (mobile) 301.576.3882 (facsimile) arzt_william@bah.com william.arzt@verizon.net @williamarzt

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