A constant issue I hear from personal injury clients is that doctors often do a poor job communicating with patients about the patients’ injuries and their course of care.
But with the internet, there are a number of ways for clients to learn about their injuries and treatment themselves. It is the internet, so some of the information is horrible, but much of it is quite good.
One source that I have found helpful is Up To Date (www.uptodate.com).
Up To Date is an online medical encyclopedia. It is written and edited by doctors, updated frequently, and footnoted very well so you can follow up on studies. It is designed to be used by medical professionals — hospitals, clinics, doctors, etc. It is set up so that it provides basic information about conditions and then answers many of the most popular clinical questions about conditions. When you look at the website, you’ll see that it receives good reviews from doctors and medical facilities from all over the world.
But it also markets to patients. Up To Date currently has a subscription option where you can have unlimited access to the website for 7 days for $19.95 or 30 days of unlimited access for $44.95.
If you have a condition that you want to learn more about, you might consider paying these fees so that you really understand your condition and your future.
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