Right to information

  • The patients shall have the right to receive detailed, personalized information regarding their health status, by considering their intellectual level, age, condition and education.
  • The notification obligation of the physician shall include notification according to the knowledge expected from such physician and given according to their best abilities, with the avoidance of foreign language words and expressions.
  • Patients of full disposing capacity may waive the right to get such notification, unless they need to know the nature of their disease not to endanger other people’s health (e.g., infectious diseases).
  • As regards surgical risks, before the surgery, the patient shall be notified about the possibility of complications with an incidence of 5-20% or higher. It is not necessary to notify the patient about the incidental risks of surgery, which do not belong to the complications of relatively high incidence.
  • The patient shall know the expected consequences of the absence of surgery and shall also know the risks of surgery. It is not sufficient to give appropriate information to perform the intervention, but the patients shall give their written consent to the surgery.
  • During the notification of the patient, particular attention shall be paid to the generally known, significant side-effects, the possible compilations, the possible consequences of the interventions and the incidence thereof. It is expectable for the patient to get satisfactory information about the effect, side effect and way and time of application of the medication to be applied. As regards the therapy applied, precise instructions and notification shall be given to the patient.
  • While receiving information, the patient shall have the right to ask questions.
  • Verbal notification may not replace the handover of the pre-printed general awareness raising materials.

Updated: 2019.12.09.