Patient's Bill of Rights

Pa·tient's Bill of Rights

(pā'shĕnts bil rīts)
Developed in 1973 by the American Hospital Association to affirm the rights of patients. Key elements are the right to respectful and considerate care, privacy, information about treatment, and prognosis, as well as the right to refuse treatment.

Pa·tient's Bill of Rights

(pā'shĕnts bil rīts)
Developed in 1973 by the American Hospital Association to affirm the rights of patients. Key elements are the right to respectful and considerate care, privacy, information about treatment, prognosis, right to refuse treatment.
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The pharmacists respect the patient's role in decision making for treatment options and care as well as follows the patient's bill of rights.
The Court of Appeals upheld Frosh's power to do so under the Patient's Bill of Rights in February.
Deliberating the Patient's Bill of Rights (PBR) is one of the major human ethical and legal principles (1).
I remember, when I was training, included in the patient's bill of rights was the right to preserve their dignity.
Two years after enactment of the Affordable Care Act, almost every state in the union has implemented at least one item from the law's early market reforms, the Patient's Bill of Rights, the analysis found.
As the law stands, if states don't implement the Patient's Bill of Rights by Jan.
Two years after enactment of the Affordable Care 1 Act, almost every state in the union has implemented at least one item from the law's early market reforms, the Patient's Bill of Rights, an analysis from the Commonwealth Fund has found.
(41) See for example, Florida's Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Fla.
* "Patient's Bill of Rights"--free preventative services; adult children covered to age 26; protected choice of doctors; emergency care access changes; and, new insurance plan appeals processes
The American Cancer Society's Web site provides us with a patient's bill of rights (www.cancer.org).
The Patient's Bill of Rights (American Hospital Association, 1970) also has implications for the ethical process, although it is not one of the ethical principles.
Sometime around the time I was recovering from my crisis, I remember hearing the Republicans fight against the Patient's Bill of Rights, which permitted patients to sue their HMOs.

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