Developed in consultation with patients and physicians, the Ministry of Health has launched Saskatchewan’s first Referral/Consult Appointment Guide for Patients. The guide provides you with important questions to ask your referring doctor and specialist, allowing full participation in decisions that affect your health.
The Referral/Consult Appointment Guide for Patients is available for download in two formats below. Take a copy to your next appointment to ensure you have answers to all the important questions.
- 4-page full version (PDF) - includes "Tips for Your Care Plan / Disease Management" and "Tips for Preparing for Your Specialist Appointment."
Closing the Communication Gap Between the Provider and Patient
Research shows that the effectiveness of medical treatment depends on the quality of the patient-clinician relationship. When patients do not feel understood, or that they are missing information, they are less likely to adhere to the care plan, resulting in poorer outcomes.
The Referral/Consult Appointment Guide for Patients can enhance communication with your healthcare provider, improving your overall experience.