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Patients who aren’t empowered, but are, instead, being led down the primrose path by their providers, don’t realize how much they may be overtested or overtreated.
Overtreatment and overtesting may be causing them harm – to their physical and emotional health, and to their financial health, too. From unnecessary surgery, to drugs that conflict, to over-radiation from CT scans or cancer treatments, too much of anything is rarely good – and that includes healthcare.

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Protect over

  1. 1. Learn !! How to Protect yourself from Overtreatment & Overtesting
  2. 2. Overtreatment and Overtesting may be causing harm to Patient’s physical and emotional health, and to their financial health, too. From unnecessary surgery to drugs, to over-radiation from CT scans, too much of anything is rarely good – and that includes healthcare. So how can patients be sure they are getting exactly what they need from tests and treatmen? Here are some tips for making sure you are getting the right tests and the right treatment.
  3. 3. 1.Be Informed There is plenty of general information about tests and treatments you can use for any medical decision. By choosing credible websites to read about any diagnosis, you can usually learn all about which tests and procedures are recommended.
  4. 4. 2. Choose Hospital wisely Find out as much as you can about the hospital before you go. If you know someone who’s been to hospital, talk to them. Talk with your treating doctor before your treatment, dozes, side effect, etc.
  5. 5. 3. Ask Questions Question asking can also help you make sure that you are getting exactly the care you need, no more and no less.
  6. 6. 4. Second Opinion If it is recommended that you will need any sort of invasive, difficult or long-term treatment, then a second opinion might be able to help you determine how much testing and treatment will be just right for you.
  7. 7. 5. Shared Decision Making It’s a process based on your values and belief systems,It takes some time to do it right; to be sure you understand everything you need to know about the decision being made, and to be sure the professional who helps you understands your value and belief system.
  8. 8. By .com A transparent health marketplace where consumers can Connect, Consult, Choose and Compare health services for their care from verified providers, clear service descriptions and posted prices. What are you waiting for ? Sign up & be a informed consumer !!

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