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Why these 3 questions on a Medical history questionaire?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Buki192327, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Buki192327

    Buki192327

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    I have an appointment with a vascular surgeon next week. I received a medical history questionaire, with all the usual questions. As I work my way thru the questions, I came upon 3 questions that don't have anything to do with my health history.

    1 - Do you use seat belts?

    2 - Do you have smoke alarms?

    3 - Do you use sunscreen?

    I can see where #3 has something to do with my health history, as I have had skin cancer in the past.

    I don't understand what questions #1 and #2, have to do with my past health history. :dunno:
     
  2. XDRoX

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    They probably just want to get a sense of your intelligence level :rofl:
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I'd put no on all three, just because.
     
  4. Buki192327

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    They might be suprised. :rofl:

    Might do that, then tell them that I play with guns. :rofl: Just to watch them :faint: :rofl:
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Bonus points if you run the form back to them while twirling a pair of scissors.
     
  6. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Honest question: could there be any correlative data associating common sense safety precautions with different Heath risk data?
     
  7. boozer

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    They are probably paid by some insurance company association for completed surveys.

    This goes on your PERMANANT RECORD!

    Your flippant answer at your doctors office may cost you higher premiums on your health, auto, and life insurance.

    Big brother is watching.

    "All your database belongs to us!"
     
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  8. INJoker

    INJoker Simply Charming

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    Unfortunately, this is true.

    This is also why some of them will ask if you keep firearms in your house and other seemingly "trivial" questions.

    Give them the "right" answer, even if you don't actually practice it.
     
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    4. Do you own a gun?
     
  10. VA27

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    A coupla years ago I was filling out a form at the doc's. The last question was, "What is your main complaint today?" I wrote, "Women no longer look at me with lust in their eyes." I could hear the doc laughing all the way down the hall. He told me he was a doctor, not a miracle worker.
     
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    Questions that the insurance companies want answered in your risk assessment. It helps them adjust plans later and adjust premiums for those plans. I mean let's face it if you answer no to those you probably are a higher risk person in other aspects of your life.
     
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    Big House Biggest member

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    I always write in "have you had sex in the past year?"
     
  13. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    No.

    According to the media I have an arsenal but I tell my wife it's just a cache.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    New doc had a "do you have firearms in the house" questions also.

    I ignored about half the question on the form, including my SS#. Since my care is provided/paid for by the VA, they already copied my VA card, my SS# is not needed. (nor is it required by law. In fact the VA has stated repeatedly that the SS# is not to be used for ID purposes, half of the clinic ignore this, half do not)

    So far, no questioned asked.
     
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    I answer selectively. I even refused to answer a question on a permit to buy a pistol (before I had the CCW). I told the clerk a particular question was a "do you still beat your wife" question and I just could not answer it.

    She said, OK.

    I got the permit anyway.
     
  17. BonnieB

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    Those questions probably reveal how careful a person you are and how likely you are to take preventive measures to preserve your life and health.

    Also, they seem to point to how much of a "rules-follower" you might be. There are laws concerning seat belts and smoke alarms in most states. Smoke alarms for instance are required by law in rental property in Boston.

    Sunscreen is not required by law. Yet. But it points to how much you are willing to do today, to prevent consequences 20 years from now.

    Doctors like to know these things, it probably tells them if you really will take the pills exactly as prescribed, or blow off other "'doctor's orders'".
     
  18. napp32

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    The Doc is running statistical data surveys for the insurance company in exchange for a rate reduction on his malpractice insurance.
     
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    No it owns me
     
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    #5 - Do you feel safe in your personal relationships?