Patient Bill of Rights

The Patient has the right to considerate and respectful care.

 

The Patient has the right to and is encouraged to obtain from the physician and other direct care givers relevant, current, and understandable information concerning diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

 

The Patient has the right to make decisions about the plan of care prior to and during the course of treatment and to refuse a recommended treatment or plan of care to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of this action.

 

The Patient has the right to every consideration of privacy. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment should be conducted so as to protect each patients privacy.

 

The Patient has the right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to his/her care will be treated as confidential, except in the cases when reported is required by law.

 

The Patient has the right to review the records pertaining to his/her medical care and to have information explained or interpreted as necessary, except when restricted by law.

 

The Patient has the right to ask and be informed of the existence of business relationships among the hospitals, educational centers, others health care providers or payors that may influence the patients treatment and care.

 

The Patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care when appropriate.

 

For effectiveness of care, the Patients should provide information of past illness, hospitalizations, medications and other matters related to health.

 

 

* This is a compilation of the Patients Bill of Rights from the American Hospital Association and Medicare.

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Philly City Foot Doc is the new home of

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