Patient's Bill of Rights

Patient's Bill of Rights

a list of the patient's rights promulgated by the American Hospital Association. It offers some guidance and protection to patients by stating the responsibilities that a hospital and its staff have toward them and their families during hospitalization, but it is not a legally binding document.

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.

Patient's Bill of Rights,

n.pr a list of the patient's rights promulgated by the American Hospital Association (AHA). It offers some guidance and protection to patients by stating the responsibilities that a hospital and its staff have toward patients and their families during hospitalization, but it is not a legally binding document.
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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.
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.
Furthermore, in the more patient-centric 21st century environment, the use of traumatic metal skin staples, without first informing the patient of clinically-effective alternatives and gaining patient consent, is a clear violation of the Universal Patient's Bill of Rights.
The American Cancer Society's Web site provides us with a patient's bill of rights (www.
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.
The Pain Patient's Bill of Rights gives anyone tormented by severe acute or chronic pain the legal right to effective treatment, including opiates if prescribed by a physician.
In 1972, the American Hospital Association published the Patient's Bill of Rights, which stated, "the patient has the right to receive from his physician complete current information concerning his diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in language the patient can reasonably be expected to understand" (American Hospital Association, 1975).
Susan Richards, administrator of the patient's estate brought suit against Harborside alleging, inter alia, that Harborside was guilty of violating the Patient's Bill of Rights in its various failures in the care and treatment rendered to the patient.
CNN/USA Poll, Americans felt the following issues were "extremely or very important": terrorism (88 percent), the economy (83 percent), military and defense issues (82 percent), social security (80 percent), prescription drugs for older Americans (77 percent), education (70 percent), foreign affairs (69 percent), patient's bill of rights (68 percent), energy (67 percent), and the environment (65 percent).
These taxes, he said, while due in any case, now are particularly necessary to help implement a patient's bill of rights and other important initiatives.
Before this reform came into effect, a lawyer would simply need to prove a violation of the state's Patient's Bill of Rights to entitle him or her to an award of attorneys' fees over and above the recovery award.

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