These days, you better be for one simple reason. Given the amount of information aesthetic consumers now have access to, doctors who don’t listen to what patients have to say about their care may find their surgical schedules a lot quieter than they’d like.
As this infographic suggests, patients are not only bringing their own research into their meetings with their doctors, they’re actively seeking out providers who are willing and interested in discussing what they’ve found.
As healthcare advocate Katherine Hoffman, who created the infographic notes, the results came from a small sample of online respondents so they’re best considered a snapshot rather than a statistically significant study. Nevertheless, the following pair of respondent comments put the picture into exceedingly clear focus:
My physician is utterly dismissive of anything I say to them. I am now changing doctors.
I gather [information], doctor and I review together, doctor interprets, doctor makes recommendation. Serves a healthy doctor-patient relationship.
That dichotomy takes on even more significance when you consider that more and more people are chronicling their aesthetic journeys from start to finish. At RealSelf, we see it all the time as patients extol doctors who listen to them, reject ones who don’t, and share the details with millions of other potential patients.
As the say in the movie theater: The audience is listening. Are you?
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Morphine, one of the best known pain-control medicines, is available to barely 1% of all patients suffering from pain arising out of their cancer or HIV/AIDS infection, say experts. "India has 2.4 million cancer patients who need pain relief and another 2.5 million living with HIV. These patients sometimes suffer unbearable pain that is best relieved by morphine," said Thiruvananthapuram-based Dr M R Rajagopal, who is often referred to as the father of palliative care in India.
Last two sessions of the houses failed to take up the amendment to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Dubbing its poor access as a human rights violation, Dr Rajagopal said, "We hope the amendment will be passed this time.''
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Fraunhofer FIT has demonstrated a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes with miniature sensors.
Such Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)systems continuously monitor the patients’ health in their homes and can help reduce the number of visits to the doctor. Miniaturised sensors integrated in mobile devices that are connected to medical centres can monitor and diagnose patients in their homes without reducing their quality of life.
In use, a nano potentiostat measures biochemical information in a patient’s assay, such as glucose, lactate or cholesterol levels.
A fluorescence sensor is used to detect colour-marked biomarkers whilst an SpO2 sensor monitors heart rate and arterial oxygen saturation.
A smartphone app then processes the data from the three sensors and transfers them to a server. For secure data communication, a Bluetooth connection with a specifically developed protocol is used.
As devices that measure biometrical data do not use standardised protocols, they developed a sensor platform that takes the data from the different sensors, processes them and sends them to a smartphone. The smartphone can then transmit the data to the patient’s physician.