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Quality of Life Assessment

In general, a quality of life assessment is one of the most important ways that a patient has to have his or her interest expressed in the design and selection of treatments. You should be aware of this and ask your doctor about what he or she knows about the qualitative, or quality of life, consequence of any new treatment you are being asked to take. In this way you can become a powerful force in keeping the quality of life issues as a visible part of medical practice

Topics: Fact Sheet, Working with your healthcare provider

About the Author

  • Ivan Barofsky, PhD

    Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases, Francis Scott Key Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

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