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24 February 2010 @ 11:28 am
Why is it . . .  
That every time you go to the doctor, they give you a brand-new patient information form to fill out, rather than giving you a printout or copy of the previous one with instructions to make any changes necessary?

Actually, I suspect the reason is that most people, if given a copy and told to make changes, would not read carefully. But it's still annoying.
laurareylaurarey on February 24th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
I suspect that it releases them from a degree of liability. If you filled it out again, they know for sure that you actually looked at the form. If they give you a previously completed form, even if you have to sign it, most people probably wouldn't actually read it.