(or How to Be a Good Patient)
Through my ten years or so as a practicing physician, I’ve realized that some patients get better care than others. Everyone knows that, but what most people don’t realize is how much control they have over the quality of care they get. In this book I’ve tried to illustrate how you can make a difference – how you can get better treatment, whether you’re at a Harvard teaching hospital or a community hospital in Newark. Don’t be a passive patient, or even worse don’t unknowingly sabotage your care. You can make a huge difference in the way you’re treated, and it’s not that hard. Read through these eight points, be entertained by the anecdotes, but take them to heart – they could save your life one day.
Read Dr. McNiff’s Buyer’s Guide to Healthcare by clicking here or on the above title.