Have you ever been to your local doctor with a mental list of things to discuss, but by the end of your appointment you have forgotten half of it?
Question Builder is a free web-based tool to help people prepare for their medical appointment and make the best use of the time with their doctor. Question Builder helps people create a list of questions they might like to ask their doctor, prepare for the questions their doctor may ask them, and allows them to print out or email the question list so they can use it in their appointment.
Question Builder was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and Healthdirect Australia to improve patients’ engagement with their health care.
Commission Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Debora Picone AM, said research showed patients want to be better informed and more involved in health care decisions.
“We know that time with a doctor is precious and Question Builder will help people make the most of it by coming to their medical appointment with questions they have regarding their care.
“The best health care decisions are made when patients and health care practitioners make informed decisions together,” said A/Prof Picone.
Visit www.healthdirect.gov.au/question-builder to prepare for your appointment today!