Do You Know Your Health Care Rights?

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Do You Know Your Health Care Rights?

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system. These rights are essential to make sure that, whenever and whenever care is provided, it is of high quality and is safe.

ACCESS
You have the right to health care.

SAFETY
You have a right to safe and high quality care.

RESPECT
You have a right to respect, dignity and consideration.

COMMUNICATION
You have a right to be informed about services, treatment, options and costs in a clear and open way.

PARTICIPATION
You have a right to be included in decisions and choices about your care.

PRIVACY
You have a right to privacy and confidentiality of your personal information.

COMMENT
You have a right to comment on your care and to have your concerns addressed.

For more information on how you can contribute to achieving healthcare rights you visit www.safetyandquality.gov.au

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