As a patient you are entitled to good care. This is care that meets certain requirements. You may expect your treatment to be:
- Effective and deliver the desired result for your health.
- Safe, so that you do not suffer physical or mental damage.
- Timely, so you don’t have to wait longer than necessary, for it to start.
Good care requires good cooperation between you and your healthcare provider. Therefore, you have certain rights but also obligations. These are laid down in a ‘patient bill’, the WGBO.
As a patient you have, by Dutch law, a number of rights. You are entitled to:
Besides rights you have obligations. These ensure that your healthcare provider can properly treat you. You have a duty to: Inform your healthcare provider in full. About your symptoms, your medicine use, and so on. Information…