The Patients’ Bill of Rights

The Patients’ Bill of Rights

The Patients’ Bill of Rights

  1. Every individual has the equal right to receive quality medical care irrespective of his/her condition.
  2. Every individual has the right to receive medical care in mutual co-operation with care providers, with respect for personality and values.
  3. Every patient has the right to be fully informed in comprehensible words, until he/she is convinced about diagnosis, examination, treatment and prognosis.
  4. Every patient has the right to make an informed decision on options for treatment, after receiving sufficient information and explanation.
  5. All patients have the right to request the disclosure of their medical records.
  6. All patients have the right to confidentiality of information obtained in the process of consultation, and to privacy in hospital.
  7. All patients have the right to decide whether or not to receive methods of treatment that are still under development, after sufficient information on purpose and potential risk has been provided. They also have the right to refuse the treatment at any point without any disadvantage to them.
  8. Patients should provide doctors and all care providers with information about their health as accurately as possible in order to achieve quality care.
  9. Patients should ask questions about what they cannot understand regarding care until they fully understand, in order to receive convincing care.
  10. Patients should pay attention not to disturb other patients receiving care and hospital staff providing care, so that all patients can receive proper care.