In the June 30, 2014 Denver Post, Claire Martin’s article asked the question “Is your doctor listening to you?” and she went straight to the source for answers, interviewing Leana Wen, MD – a doctor who is truly a #patientsafety champion.
Wen’s research suggests that we don’t get our ’15 minutes’ when it comes to our docs’ attention at appointments. It’s more in the range of ten (10) seconds! Read the full article in the Post here to learn how to be prepared!
Simple steps make a big difference: list your meds, provide context and detail over simple yes/no answers, and write it down! For more low-tech healthcare solutions, I highly recommend watching Leana’s TED Talks, starting with this one. She’s one of my #patientsafety heroes!