X-rays and the results of blood and other tests are particularly important
when you are referred to a specialist. Always take these results with
you to the specialist. This will save you time and money!
MEDICAL AID TARIFF
Ask your health professional whether he or she charges "medical
aid tariff" for consultations and treatment. Usually a health
professional will oblige if asked to do so.
Eight out of ten health care problems can be taken care of at home,
without the need of health professionals. By investing in a good medical
self-care book you will be able to: determine when to call a health professional
improve your self-care skills
By doing a good job of self-care you are helping to reduce health
Medicine is one of the highest expenses paid by the Medical Aid -
ask your doctor to prescribe sufficient medication for the treatment
and not any surplus.
Don't stay longer in hospital than medically necessary.
The longer you stay the higher the costs.
Question anything you don't understand or show it to your doctor and
ask his opinion.