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Better Care at Lower Costs


Topic Overview

Good health care doesn't just happen. You have to do your part. Taking an active role in your health care is the best way to make sure you get great care and reduce costs at the same time.

It is likely that you will be faced with one or more of the following health decisions at some time. Use the skills described in the topic Making Wise Health Decisions to help you decide if the services or treatments in question are right for you.

Should I See a Doctor About a Health Problem?

If your symptoms and the guidelines in this website suggest you should see a doctor, don't put it off. Ignoring problems often leads to complications that are more expensive to treat.

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