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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Patient Rights

As a patient, you have certain rights, whether you are a patient in a hospital or whether you're receiving home care. Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy of your medical records, and the right to keep them private. I found some links to some very helpful information that you should definitely read before getting any kind of medical treatment. One of the links concerns rights for home care or hospice patients and another one provides information if you are on Medicare.

Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities (American Hospital Association) – PDF

Questions Are the Answer: Get More Involved with Your Health Care (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

What Are My Rights As a Patient? (National Association for Home Care & Hospice)

Your Medicare Rights and Protections (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) - PDF

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