2001, AHA hospitals replaced "A Patient's Bill of Rights" with "The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities" - a straightforward, plain language statement that clearly outlines what patients should expect during their hospital visit.
A copy of the full version may be obtained through an AHA member hospital in your area or from the AHA. Be sure to ask for a copy of this commitment during a hospital admission process.
What to expect during your hospital stay:
Medicare Patients have additional rights including a review of your hospital discharge by the Quality Improvement Organization. You have the right to ask a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) to review whether you are being discharged too soon. To view these rights go to CMS website.