This great video shows how asking these three simple questions can cut through confusing medical language
Though I have previously featured a few good resources to help you get the most out of your visits to doctors or specialists, you may have found that they did not work for you. This may have been because they involved too many steps; too many things to remember; or just "weren't your style".
The National Patient Safety Foundation has worked with doctors to work out the main questions patients should ask: Ask Me Three.
1. What is my main problem?
2. What do I need to do?
3. Why is it important for me to do this?
These questions are short, easy to remember, and are in everyday language. This is a great place to start when making sure that you and your health professional both clearly understand the situation and the plan of action.