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Lives Saved by the Affordable Care Act

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In an exception to the general rule that news usually reports negative things, I found myself refreshed today to see this headline: Efforts to Improve Patient Safety Result in 1.3 Million Fewer Patient Harms, 50,000 Lives Saved and $12 Billion [...]

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5 Patient Rights: Part 2

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These are basic patient rights which may lead to lawsuits if they are violated. 1. Communication The hospital staff are obligated to inform a patient or, when appropriate, the patient’s legal representative, of the patient’s rights. The information should be [...]

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5 Patient Rights: Part 1

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Violation of these basic patient rights may give rise of lawsuits. 1. Right to refuse treatment A patient may refuse care, medication, or procedures against the medical advice of a doctor. Some patients oppose certain treatments based on religious belief. [...]

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