Patient's Bill of Rights

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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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Some people who are angry at HMOs would like to get rid of them altogether, and, ultimately, that is what the Patients Bill of Rights is all about.
Critical Condition'' isn't a policy debate; Smith is leaving that turf to the politicians and pundits arguing the patients bill of rights and other broad concepts of the future.
In a move designed to counter the Presidents health care reform efforts, Senate Republicans have unveiled their Patients Bill of Rights proposal.
Szabo believes a federal patients bill of rights will likely be approved by Congress during the next two years, though its passage could benefit healthcare intermediary stock prices by removing a lingering uncertainty in the business.