The forms are set up so you can print them out. You can then sign them and take them in for a first time visit with a new doctor. You now have your forms ready for the new doctor. No worries that you may have forgotten some important piece of information. This also ensures that you are not in a rush when filling out your information.
If for any reason you go to the emergency room unconscious the chances for a medical mistake go down dramatically. The hospital staff will have no problem figuring out your information. The hospital staff will have a head start in caring for you. This drive can speak for you when you are unable to speak for yourself. If for any reason you go to the hospital and are conscious depending on the circumstances you may be too upset to remember everything that you need to. You may miss putting something down on the paperwork.