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Patient Rights

Patient empowerment makes a difference when you're navigating the healthcare world. Learn how to advocate for yourself, understand your patient rights, and be a smart healthcare consumer.
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Pros and Cons of a Health Care Capitation Payment System
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Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Specific Example
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Reimbursement in a Healthcare Context
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What Medical Triage Is in a Hospital
An ambulatory patient and his nurse.
Ambulatory or Walking Status in Healthcare
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Understanding Standard of Care for Patients
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Overview of Disease Management
Hospital emergency department
EMTALA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
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How Health Insurance Policy Rescission Works
Triple Aim
An Overview of the Triple Aim
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How to Maintain a Strong Immune System
Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria
Iatrogenic Events During Medical Treatments
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What Is Medical Upcoding?
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Understanding a Patient's Bill of Rights
How To Determine Proper Fit In a Wheelchair
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The Features of Different Walkers
A man using a rollator.
How a Rollator Differs From a Walker
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HIPAA Guide for Parents and Patients
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The Risks of Using the Internet to Self-Diagnose
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Top 5 Reasons to Get a Second Opinion
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What Is a Histopathology or Biopsy Report?
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Coping With Grief From Bad Diagnoses
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Acute and Subacute Pain Differences
Although little is known about W-18, it has been implicatated in numerous drug deaths
The Differences Between Sepsis and Septicemia
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The 5 Keys to Making the Most Informed Health Decisions
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What Indolent Means in a Medical Diagnosis
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Outdated Terms for Diseases and Conditions
A doctor and a patient.
When Your Doctor Tells You It's All in Your Head
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Why Hospitals Ask for Your Social Security Number
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Using Differential Diagnosis to Confirm Your Illness
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Medical Test Reliability
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Using Health on the Net to Find Credible Information
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How Common Is Misdiagnosis or Missed Diagnosis?
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Are You Seeing the Right Specialist?
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What to Do When You Can't Get a Diagnosis
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Understanding Your Medical Test Results