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Patient responsibilities

Provision of information

You have the responsibility to provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to your health. You have the responsibility to report unexpected changes in your condition to your practitioner. You have the responsibility to cooperate with all hospital personnel caring for you and to ask questions if you do not understand any information given. Understanding health problems is important to the success of your treatment plan.

You are responsible to make sure Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center has a copy of your advance medical directive, if you have one.

You are responsible for reporting whether you clearly comprehend a contemplated course of action and what is expected of you. Don’t hesitate to ask about the safety measures the hospital has in place to protect you.

Compliance instructions

You are responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the practitioner primarily responsible for your care. This may include following the instructions of nurses and allied health personnel as they carry out the coordinated plan of care, implement the practitioner’s orders, and enforce applicable hospital rules and regulations. You are responsible for keeping appointments and, when you are unable to do so for any reason, notifying the responsible practitioner or the hospital.

  • You are responsible to discuss pain relief options and a plan of care with your health care team.
  • You must recognize the impact your lifestyle has on your health.

Hospital charges

You are responsible for ensuring that the financial obligations of your health care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.

Hospital rules and regulations

You are responsible for following hospital rules and regulations affecting your care and conduct.

Respect and consideration

You are to be considerate of the rights of other patients, hospital personnel and property and to encourage your visitors to do likewise.

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