Talks Ahead On Medical Documents

  • 9 Dec 2016 6:00 AM
Talks Ahead On Medical Documents
Prime Minister’s Office leader János Lázár is initiating talks with health organisations on medical documents, he announced yesterday. Lázár said the question has arisen as to whether patients have the right to see and understand their medical documents.

The issue has arisen, he said, because the Kúria has ruled on a case in which a patient did not have a medical examination after a doctor failed to draw the patient’s attention to the content of the document. The patient developed an incurable illness as a result, for which the Kúria awarded him compensation.

Representatives of the Chamber of Doctors, the Health Care Science Council, the health state secretariat, patients rights organisations and the PMO will meet early next week to discuss what information medical documents should contain, so that patients can be informed about their state of health.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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