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Ask Me 3

“Ask me Three” is a technique devised to help patients ask three questions so they get key information from their healthcare provider.
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Another approach to encouraging patients to ask questions is provided by the campaign Ask Me 3 which is a technique devised to help patients ask 3 questions so they get key information.

Patients can be encouraged to ask these three questions at the end of any health consultation:

  • What is my main problem?
  • What do I need to do?
  • Why is it important for me to do this?

Information on the the Ask Me 3 technique can be found here.

There are some doubts as to the effectiveness of this approach when Ask Me 3 is used as a standalone tool. Many resources suggest using these three questions with other techniques, such as the teach-back method, which you will come to later this week.

What are in your opinion the advantages and disadvantages of the Ask Me 3 approach?

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