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Old 28.04.2020, 19:08
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Re: Make yourself heard in hospitals if you wait for too long

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Be ready to state as best you can what is wrong so that the triage nurse can better determine how urgent your case is. Be ready to state things like medical history and any medications currently being taken, including any supplements.
And for those not fluent in the local language, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a summary of your medical history correctly translated to keep on hand.

While some (many?) doctors are willing to speak Engish, you should never assume that all will. Things really can get horribly 'lost in translation' when your medical German (French, Italian) vocabulary isn't foolproof, especially when you are in distress. Just a short summary is all that is needed.

And don't forget your Patientenverfügung!
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