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Your Responsibilities as a Patient
  • To show respect and consideration for other patients, families, visitors, and personnel of the center.
  • To provide the center with an accurate and complete medical history about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, surgeries, existence of advance directives, medications, and other pertinent data to the best of your knowledge.
  • To provide accurate and complete demographic information, to include insurance information and changes of address.
  • To assure that the financial obligations for health care rendered are paid.
  • To accept consequences of your actions if you refuse a treatment or procedure.
  • To ask questions, particularly when you do not understand a direction, procedure, or other information given by your doctor or health care team member.
  • To follow the plan of treatment recommended by the doctor primarily responsible for your care and/or other personnel authorized by the center to instruct patients.
  • To keep your appointment, if you anticipate a delay or must cancel the scheduled procedure, it is your responsibility to notify the center as soon as possible.
  • To carry out preoperative instructions as supplied by your physician and center.
  • To help your doctor and nurse assess your pain.
  • To discuss pain relief options with your doctor and nurse.
  • To ask for pain relief when pain first begins.

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