Tuesday, 21 May 2013

EU patients' rights

Last week, on account of the European Patients' Rights Day, the European Commission listed 10 benefits that the European Union brings to patients. EU patients have a right:

1. to receive healthcare when visiting another EU country;
2. to be reimbursed for healthcare sought in another EU country;
3. to receive information on safety and quality standards in EU countries;
4. to be treated by qualified healthcare professionals;
5. to get a copy of their medical records;
6. to have their prescription recognised in all EU countries;
7. to be treated with safe and effective measures;
8. to be able to report suspected side effects of medicines;
9. to be treated with safe medical devices;
10. to benefit from common high standards of quality for blood, organs, tissues and cells.

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