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Patient Bill of Responsibilities

As a patient:

- You should provide the doctor with accurate and complete information about his/her medical history, past illnesses, allergies, hospitalizations, and medications
- You should report the changes in your medical condition
- You should ask for clarity if the doctorís prescription and diagnosis seem unclear
- You should follow the doctorís treatment plan
- You should pay your medical bills promptly
- You should follow hospital rules and regulations
- You should have realistic expectations of what the doctor can do for you
- You should help your doctor help you, if something isnít working, be clear and the doctor can advise alternative care
- You should participate actively in your own medical care (in terms of awareness and preventions)
- You should ask the doctor questions to clarify any doubts or misconceptions in your mind
- You should treat the doctors with respect
- You should not ask doctors for false bills or certificates for any reason 

  




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