Consumers and carers

If a doctor recommends a test or procedure, would you ask them about risk?

"Expecting explanations for peace of mind"

If a doctor recommends a test or procedure, would you ask them about risk?

Julie:

If they were recommending a test or a procedure, would you ask them about risk?

Speaker:

Absolutely, just for your own peace of mind. And also, what if I don't get it? Because they're quite invasive as well, so what if you don't get it, what are the complications there? So I'd just be open-minded and go in there and just get as much information as possible.

Speaker:

Of course I would, but actually I would expect that they will tell me by themselves.

Speaker:

I do, I ask about the risks, and the risks are the ones which really make me think a lot about what I'm taking.

Speaker:

I expect the doctor to explain the risk-benefit to me of whatever course they're suggesting I take.

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