Political Issues: Patient Rights


A Patient’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the rights to which patients are entitled as recipients of medical care. Typically, a statement articulates the positive rights which doctors and hospitals ought to provide patients, thereby providing information, offering fair treatment, and granting them autonomy over medical decisions.

Important Patient Right Related Issues

Patient Rights: Learn About HIPAA and Other Rules
eMedicineHealth.com is a consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003 by the doctors of eMedicine.com (now Medscape Reference). eMedicineHealth was acquired by WebMD in 2006. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles with a focus on emergency medicine, written by physicians for patients and consumers.

Health Information Privacy
Offers information about your rights under HIPAA and answers to frequently asked questions about the HIPAA Rules.

External Links to Patient Rights Issues