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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.
 
 
Maggiesillymagpie on March 1st, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
Among other things, it's probably faster to hand you a preprinted, blank form than to pull old patient information and copy it for everyone. Also, as you mentioned, there's the likelihood that people would be in a hurry and wouldn't note items that have changed.