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Medical Uncertainty

"Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion"
- Florence Nightingale

Is my symptom serious? Should I see a physician?

Which physician? Which specialist?

What is this test for? Is it necessary

Is my diagnosis right? Am I misdiagnosed?

Why me? What caused this?

Side effects of this drug in the short term / long term?

Do I need a Surgery?

What are my treatment options?

Is it going to come back? Or worsen?

Will I pass this on to my children? Will it effect my lineage?

What is the likely outcome of treatment?

What precautions do I need to take?

How does this effect my relationships, finances and lifestyle?

What does this mean to my life? Longevity? Quality of life?

Consequences Of Uncertainty

Consequences Of Uncertainty 01

Leads to delay and harm in diagnosis & treatments. Increases readmission and suffering.

Consequences Of Uncertainty 02

Causes anxiety & stress. 95% patients expect a clear explanation from their physician

Consequences Of Uncertainty 03

Increased costs on healthcare spending

Consequences Of Uncertainty 04

79% more tests, 41% more medications, 74% more referrals, 51% more invasive procedures when not necessary

Resolving Uncertainty

Resolving Uncertainty 01

Sign up to collaborate with your Physician and care provider team

Resolving Uncertainty 02

Seek expertise intervention, make shared decision.

Resolving Uncertainty 03

Join patient communities

Resolving Uncertainty 04

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