Chief Cushie ~MaryO~ Posted July 10, 2008 Chief Cushie Report Share Posted July 10, 2008 I just took a poll at http://living.health.com/2008/06/16/poll-h...e-treating-you/ Here are the poll results: Has a doctor ever made a mistake with your care (forgetting to give important test results, misdiagnosing you, etc.)? Yes 85% No 15% Did you switch doctors? Yes 59% No 29% A doctor has never made a mistake with my care 12% Has a doctor ever been dismissive of your symptoms? Yes 83% No 17% Has a doctor ever misdiagnosed you? Yes 76% No 24% Do you ever leave your appointment feeling like you did not have time to ask a crucial question? Yes 69% No 31% Has a doctor ever given a diagnosis before examining you (for example, "It's just a virus, it's going around here.")? Yes 56% No 44% How much time on average does your doctor spend with you in the examination room? 5 minutes or so 34% More than 10 minutes 31% Closer to 10 minutes 29% Maybe 2 minutes 6% Has your doctor ever failed to call you with test results? Yes 59% No 41% Has your doctor ever prescribed a medicine even though it was listed in your chart as one you are allergic to? No 78% Yes 22% Has your doctor's office ever failed to discuss an important health update, such as a controversy surrounding a drug you are taking? No 57% Yes 43% Have you ever been given the wrong medicine or dosage at the pharmacy because the pharmacist couldn't read the prescription? No 83% Yes 17% Have your test results ever been mixed up with another person's results? No 87% Yes 13% Do you get a card from your doctors reminding you about your regular check-ups, such as annual physicals and Pap smears? No 58% Yes 42% Have you ever used an urgent care facility? Yes 66% No 34% Did you tell your doctor? Yes 49% I've never used an urgent care facility 31% No 20% Total Votes: 432 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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