Your Responsibilities As A Hospital Patient


    • Provide information about your health, including past illnesses, hospital stays,
      use of medicine, and any advance directives you have;
    • Ask questions when you do not understand information or instructions;
    • Tell your doctor if you believe you can’t follow through with your treatment;
    • Provide information for insurance and for working with the hospital to arrange
      payment, when needed;
    • Recognize the effect of lifestyle on your personal health. Your health depends
      not just on your hospital care but, in the long term, on the decisions you make
      in your daily life.