01 July 2013

A guide to a second medical opinion

"How many dealers did you visit before you last bought a car?

Were you happy with the first quote you got for a painting job or kitchen renovation?
When it comes to your finances, your house and your belongings, it makes sense to do your research, shop around and make sure you’re getting the best advice.
But it seems few Australians take such a rigorous approach when it comes to their health.
In order to get the best outcome from a second opinion, it’s important to first negotiate the issues of power and autonomy in your relationship with your treating health professional. As a patient, it is your absolute right to seek advice and to be in charge of what happens to your body.....read this at: The Conversation

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