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Patient Rights Get More SupportFrom Small Firms


Small employers, those with fewer than 200 employees, are more likely than large employers to support a patients right to independent review of a health plans medical decision and the right to sue the plan, a new survey says.

The survey by the Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kaiser Family Foundation found that 86 percent of smaller employers support independent review, compared to 78 percent of large employers.

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