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Patient Rights and Health Care Advocacy

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10 Basic Questions Patients Can Ask to Help Reduce Medical Mistakes  Editor's Pick

Simple list of ten questions each patient should ask his or her doctor about surgery, tests, and prescription drugs. Prepared by our national Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Create your Own List of Questions to Ask your Doctor or Pharmacist (AHRQ)  Editor's Pick

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has developed a large set of questions from which you can select a smaller list and print to take with you when you visit your health care providers. Topics include prescriptions, medical tests, diagnosis, treatment options, choosing hospitals, and talking to your physician about surgery. This will help you feel prepared and not forget something you wanted to ask. [Questions are the Answer]

Patient Rights and Patient Advocacy Resources

Resources on topics such as Confidentiality, Informed Consent, Disabilities, and End of Life Decisions. MedlinePlus

Other Helpful Listings

Financial Assistance for Kidney Dialysis Patients (AKF)

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) lists Patient Aid Programs (call toll-free at 1.866.300.2900) for qualified patients to get direct financial assistance for dialysis or kidney failure costs.

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