LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2018 | Volume
: 6 | Issue : 1 | Page : 47-
Patient's bill of rights: Is it a challenge for quality health care in Saudi Arabia?
Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,
1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China
Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
|How to cite this article:|
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Patient's bill of rights: Is it a challenge for quality health care in Saudi Arabia?.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2018;6:47-47
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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Patient's bill of rights: Is it a challenge for quality health care in Saudi Arabia?. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Mar 8 ];6:47-47
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We read the article titled, “Patient's Bill of Rights: Is it a Challenge for Quality Health Care in Saudi Arabia?” with great interest. Mahrous concluded that “This study shows that in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia, there is a low level of awareness among patients admitted to hospitals regarding their rights.” We would like to share ideas and experience on this topic. Patients' awareness on their rights is usually low in developing countries. In our setting, according to the local accreditation guideline, information regarding patients' rights should be clearly demonstrated in all areas of the medical center., In addition, this information must also be displayed in all outpatient department areas. However, patients may not necessarily pay attention and carefully read the information provided. Therefore, to mitigate this problem, regardless of patients' awareness of their rights, medical personnel should consider it their responsibility to follow the ethical guidelines in professional practice on patients.
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