Patient's Responsibilities

ACCESSIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY

    1. To follow the treatment plan advised by your care provider.
    2. To provide contact details of at least one relative who can
      be approached in case of emergency.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

    1. Ask the doctor or nurse what to expect regarding pain and pain management.
    2. Discuss pain relief options with the doctors and nurses.
    3. Work with the doctor and nurse to develop a pain management plan.
    4. Inform when pain first begins.
    5. Help the doctor and nurse assess the pain.
    6. Tell the doctor or nurse if the pain is not relieved.
    7. Tell the doctor or nurse about any worries regarding taking pain medication.

INFORMATION EXCHANGE

    1. To provide accurate and complete information about your present medical condition including any past illnesses, hospitalization, medications and other relevant details in order to receive appropriate and safe medical treatment.
    2. To provide correct demographic and general information.
    3. To give correct details regarding any past illnesses.
    4. To provide information about any known allergy.
    5. To give honest update on health status during course of treatment.

CONCERNS AND FEEDBACK

    1. To provide your valuable feedback and suggestions.

INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING

    1. To understand that any discontinuation in treatment advised by your care provider or leaving against medical advice would be at your own risk.

RESPECT, DIGNITY AND CONSIDERATION

    1. To behave in a polite and respectful manner to other patients, hospital staff and doctors.

PERSONAL AND INFORMATION

PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY

    1. To understand that though the confidentiality of records will be maintained, authorized statutory bodies, insurance companies or your payer would be allowed to view your records.

TREATMENT COST

    1. To provide TPA/Insurance details at the time of admission.
    2. To know day to day billing and to make timely payments.
    3. To make deposit as per hospital policy.

SECURITY

    1. To take care of your valuables and belongings.
    2. Not to damage hospital property and to comply with hospital policies (e.g. no smoking, no tobacco chewing, no spitting, maintaining silence etc.)

CONSENT

    1. To report whether you clearly understand the instructions given by your care provider.
    2. To ask for additional information or clarification if you do not understand any instructions.