PATIENT’S REFERENCE – AIM OF THE PROJECT
- Improving the quality of the doctor’s relationship with the Patient, in order to increase the visit efficiency for both parties
- Increasing the safety of pharmacotherapy – the knowledge of a doctor who has information on all medicines and other products (e.g. dietary supplements) that the Patient takes has an impact on reducing the risk of dangerous interactions and side effects.
- Advantageous effect on the accuracy of the diagnosis and effectiveness of therapy – thanks to the patient’s preparation for the visit by completing information in the Patient’s Reference, the doctor has a broader and fuller insight into the situation related to the ailments reported by the patient. They can make the right diagnosis and arrange effective treatment more accurately and quickly.
- Raising the Patient’s awareness in the area of responsibility for one’s own health
- Patient’s education in the subject of medication
PATIENT’S REFERENCE – WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
- Form – a comfortable notebook with tables, where the Patient enters the following information: date of visit to the doctor, medicine trade name, active substance, dosage, who recommended the administration (e.g. family doctor, specialist, pharmacist or based on an independent decision), past diseases, ailments, allergies.
- Under the table there is a place for questions that the patient would like to ask the doctor during the visit.
- On the last pages of the Reference there is a space for notes, where the Patient can record any observations during the medical visit.
PATIENT’S REFERENCE – WHY SUCH A PROJECT?
- The Reference is part of PASMI’s educational campaign, which fits into the organisation’s statutory goals, which are an element of promoting conscious, safe and responsible treatment, in the area of:
- increasing social responsibility,
- promoting responsible treatment,
- Patient’s education, by changing the way of thinking about their own health, encouraging them to take responsibility for their health – the Patient is a doctor’s partner, not a passive observer in the therapy process,
- proposing advantageous solutions in the field of pharmacotherapy safety