The Advantages of Informed Patients

In this video, Tamara Rimmer, uveal melanoma patient and Ocumel UK Patient Advocate, talks about why it is advantageous, for both patients and physicians, to have better informed patients regarding their disease. 

Advantages of informed patients

Today’s patients have access to more health care information than ever before.  This aboundance of information, namely through the Internet, is not allways aimed at the patient level or/and correct.

Simultaneously , communication between doctors and patients becomes ever more limited, due to the time constraints on office visits.

It is, therefore, mandatory to provide patients correct forms of information. In this video, Tamara Rimmer talks about the benefits of properly informed patients both from  the patient’s and the doctor’s prespective.