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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.
 
 
madshutterbug: RN Self Hard at Workmadshutterbug on February 24th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
It is, in fact, one of the things we (on the other side of that form) hear every. single. time.

On the one hand, we really, really want to know if things are the same or changed, particularly where allergy data is concerned.

On the other hand, for most people, it doesn't change or at least not rapidly.

On the Gripping Hand, it is the times we don't do these things that the solid excrement strikes the rotary air movement tool.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 24th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Please believe that I would never, ever bitch at the office staff about it -- that's what LJ is for!
madshutterbug: RN Self Teachermadshutterbug on February 24th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Well, it may actually be OK to bitch at selected office staff... believe me, since we make our own pointed comments about this, I expect that they do too. *G*