Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Your Medical Record Can Save Your Life!

Bottomline, doctors pay attention to what's in your medical record. This ABC News article is enlightening, "Healthy Dose: How Medical Records Can Save Your Life - Taking Charge of Your Medical Records Helps Safeguard Your Health." Here are some tips mentioned in the article that can safeguard your health . . .

  1. Collect your test results and specialist's consultation reports
  2. Locate as many existing records as possible and fill in the gaps on your own
  3. Craft ongoing logs, journals and information sheets that contain life-saving facts that only you can provide
  4. Create an emergency health information card to carry with you at all times
  5. Take an active stance in working with your health-care team in preventing and managing health problems

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