It would be valuable to have more competent physicians with deep clinical expertise be able to work with patients.
So when constituents demanded that he pass a patients' bill of rights in the early 2000s, he fought hard for it.
In 2009 midwives performed 637 deliveries and transferred another 160 patients to the hospital either before or during labor.
patient pa·tient (pā'shənt)
One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.