Are you an active or passive participant in your healthcare? Your answer to this question may be a major factor in how healthy your relationship with your doctor can be.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says the best patient is an active one. In fact, those who communicate better with their doctors tend to be happier with their care and have better health results.
How can you strive to get this kind of relationship?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has tools that can help you plan your visit and help you after your appointment. Visit www.ahrq.gov.