The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare have developed an Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.
This specifies the key rights of patients and consumers when seeking or receiving healthcare services and applied to all health settings, anywhere in Australia, including public hospital, private hospitals, general practice and other community environments.
It allows patients, consumers, families, carers and service providers to have a common understanding of the rights of people receiving healthcare.
For more information, please visit the commission website here.
To view the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, click here.
Do you understand the medical terminology your doctor uses? If not, you can access this site for help:
Plain Language Medical Dictionary (umich.edu)