Every single American, at one time or another, will be treated by a medical professional. Whether it’s during childbirth, death or the major/minor illnesses that happen in between; medical care is a natural part of life.
Unfortunately, medical error is the 4th leading cause of death. Prior to COVID, medical error was the 3rd leading cause of death. This essentially means that Americans had problem with their medical care way before COVID existed. Yearly, over 12 million adults receive a misdiagnosis. These mistakes contribue to about 10% of patient deaths.
Most Americans don’t know that they have patient rights. These rights are the law. National Patient Rights Week was founded in 2021 by America’s #1 Patient Advocate Coach & author of The Dumb Patient Meets COVID, Taajah M. Phenezy. National Patient Rights Week is strategically celebrated May 13-19. It falls behind National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week.
The purpose of National Patient Rights Week is to educate Americans so we can save lives. An informed patient is better for hospitals, physicians, nurses and patients.
Each day we will focus on a specific patient right:
May 13: The right to informed cosent
May 14: The right to make a treatment choice
May 15: The right to refuse treatment
May 16: The right to be treated with respect
May 17: The right to obtain your medical records
May 18: The right to privacy of medical records
May 19: The right to make decisions about end of life care
Knowing your patient rights are a matter of life or death!
For more information visit www.NationalPatientRightsWeek.com
If you feel like your patient rights have been violated, contact America’s #1 Patient Advocate Coach @ 1-800-511-9945 ext. 902
Company Name: T. M. Phenezy and Associates, Inc.
Contact Person: Taajah Phenezy
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Phone: +1 800-511-9945
Country: United States