My Health Can’t Wait: A Patient Resource

My Health Can’t Wait: A Patient Resource

My Health Can’t Wait: A Patient Resource
My Health Can’t Wait

The patient education effort, My Health Can’t Wait, aims to help individuals understand the importance of addressing their health needs and recognize the potentially detrimental impact of delaying care. We want to inspire people to prioritize their health with confidence.

My Health Can’t Wait provides key resources and comprehensive information to improve communication between patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals about how and when to pursue care.

Patient/Caregiver Checklist & Discussion Guide

Patient/Caregiver Checklist & Discussion Guide

Guidelines & FAQ for Returning to Essential Care

Guidelines & FAQ for Returning to Essential Care

Telehealth 101

Telehealth Tips

External Resources

Thinking of postponing a procedure?

Understand any potential impacts to your health and well-being with this useful guide from the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC):

Steps for Identifying Medical Misinformation Online

Steps for Identifying Medical Misinformation Online

Often, the first place people go when they’re thinking about their health is the internet. With so much information, and sometimes misinformation out there, we’ve created this guide to help you determine what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Patient Spotlight

Resources

Additional Resources

Testing for COVID-19

Testing for COVID-19

COVID-19: Executive Orders

COVID-19: Executive Orders by State on Dental, Medical, and Surgical Procedures

Medical conditions

Medical conditions that might lead to increased risk of severe illness with COVID-19

Doctor Stethoscope

Have you been avoiding managing your joint pain?

References

1. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Elective Surgery Survey. Accessed August 4, 2020. About the Survey: This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of DePuy Synthes from July 9-13, 2020 among 2,016 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
2. Los Angeles Times. “Health crisis looming inside a health crisis: People are avoiding going to the doctor.” Accessed at August 4, 2020. Available at: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-29/coronavirus-people-avoid-visits-to-doctor.
3. Reuters. “New U.S. health crisis looms as patients without COVID-19 delay care.” Accessed August 4, 2020. Available at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-care/new-u-s-health-crisis-looms-as-patients-without-covid-19-delay-care-idUSKCN24E143.

The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always talk to your doctor before you make decisions about your health.

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