By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The push is on to encourage patients to take an active role in their care.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Flood Warnings Still In Effect For New Jersey Counties As Storm Moves Through
Your medical team should include more than your doctors and nurses; you are a key component according to Janette Bisbee, Education Project Manager at the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network.
“When patients are involved in their own healthcare that the quality of that care improves and they get better results. There are fewer unhealthy behaviors, there’s greater compliance with treatment and increased satisfaction.”READ MORE: Police: 18-Year-Old Zion Davis-Shelton Fatally Shot In Wilmington, Delaware
She says patients should take a list of medications they take a brief health history and a list of questions they want answered.
It’s helpful to take a friend, because two sets of ears are better than one.
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