In the Works: New Patient Rights « From the Desk of… the National Partnership for Women & Families

Here’s what it will change: Right now, many states have laws that prohibit patients and families from getting their test results directly from the labs; they must go through doctors’ offices instead. And unfortunately, there are still millions of patients who do not receive their lab results, leaving them without the information that they need. That, too, will change.

The new rule will allow patients to have a more hands-on role in their health care decisions and be able to seek the medical attention that they need – and that’s a huge step forward for better care.

via In the Works: New Patient Rights « From the Desk of… the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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