Posted by Cari @ The Kathleen Show
“Good health care really can’t be delivered without good communication.” --Dr. Mark Chassin
If you ever feel a little dazed and confused when you leave the doctor's office, this interview is for you. Dr. Mark R. Chassin talks to Kathleen about the importance of communication between patients and physicians (this is not the time to be embarrassed or modest), and why asking the right questions is vital at every stage of care.
Dr. Chassin offers concrete solutions including checklists, questions to ask regarding medications, surgeries and lab work, and when to ask for a second opinion. He also talks about patient resources through SPEAK UP, a campaign from The Joint Commission that helps patients be proactive about their care. When it comes to your health, good communication could save your life.
Listen to Dr. Chassin’s interview: