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As Dave stressed "Let patients help", my question is how can patients help their doctors?

The relation between a doctor and his/her patient is a relation of trust. If a doctor feels that he or she is not trusted enough, they may switch into defensive decision making process. And that would surely not yield good result. I personally believe that doctors treat their patients in best faith, but their treatment method may not be best. One of the vital resources "patient" is neglected till now. So how can patient help their doctor?


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    Jul 6 2011: Ability to observe daily life and communicating it to the physician is very important but not easy. We are expert of our own life but can we collect sufficient data about it? My personal opinion is no. If we can know/record about our daily life properly and present it to a clinician neatly, that would improve decision making for both sides.

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