Articles by APRA

What Are Your Rights As A Patient

Patient Rights Definition and Overview.    Patient rights are continually evolving and are linked to governmental agencies and their regulations. Failure to respect these patient rights may have severe penalties imposed on those individuals, businesses,… Read More


When Can a Doctor Fire a Patient

The American Medical Association has established guidelines regarding when a doctor may fire a patient, based on its Code of Ethics. In addition, many states have laws about the circumstances under which a doctor may… Read More


The Biggest Mistakes Doctors Make

Misdiagnoses are harmful and costly. But they’re often preventable. A patient with abdominal pain dies from a ruptured appendix after a doctor fails to do a complete physical exam. A biopsy comes back positive for...

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Surgery to Avoid

Even Minor Procedures Come With Major Risks The four operations discussed below are often over performed. Some are moneymakers for doctors and hospitals, others are expedient and still others seem to work, at least in...

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Medical Secrets

By J. Klein, for APRA.  Hospitals Everyone who seeks treatment at a hospital emergency room or an urgent care center associated with a hospital in America risks unnecessary admission, financial ruin and even death. Preventable...

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Your Local Hospital

To find out how your local hospital stacks up check the hospital rating and ranking services that follow. No hospitals were assessed as high performers by all systems. Most hospitals ranked as top performers by...

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