Every patient who enters a healthcare facility deserves to be treated as an individual with dignity and respect. It is the responsibility of the healthcare facility to empower their patients to make personal decisions about their healthcare choices. These two tenets are at the core of the patient bill of rights. A list of guarantees first developed in 1973 and then revised in 1992, by the American Hospital Association.
This brand new 2017 production details this list of rights which are used for accreditation by the Joint Commission on Healthcare Accreditation and are required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Some of the important topics covered are:
A TABC release