Your health depends on good communication. Asking questions and providing information to your doctor and other care providers can improve your care. Talking with your healthcare providers builds trust and leads to better results, quality, safety, and satisfaction.
Quality health care is a team effort. You play an important role. One of the best ways to communicate with your healthcare team is by asking questions. Because time is limited during medical appointments, you will feel less rushed if you prepare your questions before your appointment.
Your questions give your doctor and health care team important information about you, such as your most important health care concerns. That is why they need you to speak up.