We Ask Because We Care

What Is "We Ask Because We Care"?

We Ask Because We Care is a way for us to know our patients better. We are asking more detailed questions to help us meet the needs of all our patients. 

What does this mean?

Stanford Medicine is asking more information about race, ethnicity, and preferred language. What you share is private and protected by law. It is kept in your medical record.

You do not have to answer these questions. It is your choice. We ask because we care about you and all of our patients.

The answers give us more data. It gives us more information about our diverse patient population. This helps us improve the quality of care we give to each patient.