Key Terms and Links
The hospital world is full of jargon, acronyms and complicated medicines and treatments that baffle even the wisest health care consumer. However, if you’re going to join hospitals on this journey, it would be helpful if you could “speak a little bit of the language.” Listed below are links to a hospital directory, a list of terminology, etc.
Health care definitions and acronyms
Use to impress your friends … and your doctor! (this section will link to a new page featuring a glossary of health care definitions.
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List of all Alabama hospitals by name, by county and by the services they offer. view directory
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Patient’s Bill of Rights
This brochure describes what to expect when you’re in the hospital and what rights you have to things like privacy, information, etc. learn more. Other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, Others