Open Access Research article

Awareness and practice of patient's rights law in Lithuania

Danute Ducinskiene1*, Jurgita Vladickiene1, Ramune Kalediene1 and Irja Haapala2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania

2 Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland

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BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006, 6:10  doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-10

Published: 2 September 2006

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Awareness of the Law on Patient's Rights among medical staff and patients. The data provided represent that a considerably larger proportion of the medical staff than of the patients were aware of the Law on Patients Rights.

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Perceptions about patient's freedom to choose a physician, nursing staff member or health care institution. The data provided represent that larger proportion of the medical staff than of the patients indicated that in their health care institutions, patients can select a physician.

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Percentage of physicians supplying information and percentage of patients understanding it. The data provided represent that a majority of the physicians reported always supplying patients with information, a statistically significantly smaller proportion of the patients reported understanding the information they had received.

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Opinions about the necessity of medical information supplied to patients in the medical staff group and patients group. The data provided represent that statistically significant larger proportion of the patients in comparison with the medical staff agreed with the statement that being informed about the diagnosis, medical treatment results.

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Opinions about the necessity of medical information supplied to patients in the knowledgeable about the law and acknowledgeable about the law health care professionals groups. The data provided represent that the majority of the physicians who were familiar with the Law on Patient's Rights indicated that information about the diagnosis, medical treatment results and treatment methods was necessary for the patients.

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Opinions about the medical information supplied to patients in the knowledgeable about the law and acknowledgeable about the law health care professionals groups. The data provided represent that health care professionals who were knowledgeable about the law were more likely to value sharing information than unknowledgeable health care professionals.

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