Asking at least these 3 questions is healthcare smart!
Ask Me 3 is a patient education program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers. It encourages patients to become active members of their health care team, and promotes improved health outcomes.
✓ Always encourage questions.
✓Always check for understanding – use teach back.
1. What is my main problem?
2. What do I need to do?
3. Why is it important for me to do this?
Studies show that people who understand health instructions make fewer mistakes when they take their medicine or prepare for a medical procedure. They may also get well sooner or be able to better manage a chronic health condition.