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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.
 
 
Jim Hetleyjhetley on February 24th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
My dentist hands back the old form on subsequent appointments, with a series of little boxes on the back for me to initial and date each time, saying I've reviewed it and made any necessary changes.

They want a new form every few years, though.