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Diseases, treatments, advocacy and support are just a few of the things that patients want information about. This section contains links to patient-oriented information sources and tips on how to evaluate their quality.
Guide for Patients by jdc10 — last modified 2007-09-24
Diseases, treatments, advocacy, support
Keywords: General Information
Healthcare Coach by jdc10 — last modified 2007-09-24
Consumer site for getting the most out of healthcare, insurance. " is a project of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), a non-profit legal organization. For more than 30 years, NHeLP has worked to improve access to quality health care, educate consumers about their legal rights and provide information and policy advocacy."
Keywords: General Information
Hospital Quality Reviews by jdc10 — last modified 2007-11-30
Hospital quality reports based on care preformance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery. Created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA)
Keywords: General Information, Healthcare Quality
Ottawa Personal Decision Guide by jdc10 — last modified 2007-09-24
"The Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG) is designed for any health-related and/or social decision. It can help people assess their decision making needs, plan the next steps, and track their progress in decision making" Provided as PDF or interactive web form.
Keywords: General Information
Consumers' Guide - Ohio State Medical Board by jdc10 — last modified 2007-09-24
"This Consumer’s Guide to the State Medical Board of Ohio is designed to answer questions you might have as a patient, as well as tell you what the Medical Board can do for you."
Keywords: General Information
The Patient Care Partnership by jdc10 — last modified 2007-09-24
A new brochure replacing the American Hospital Association's Patient Bill of Rights. PDF files, offered in eight languages including English.
Keywords: General Information
TRUSTe eHealth Seals by jdc10 — last modified 2007-10-10
"How do you know the privacy of your personal health information is being respected by online health services and information companies? Look for the TRUSTe® eHealth Seal."
Keywords: General Information, Privacy

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