Rights and obligations of doctor and patient

The rights and obligations of the patient and the doctor (WGBO)

The WGBO describes the rights and obligations of the patient and the doctor. The main right is the right to information about the treatment. The doctor is obliged to inform you about the nature of the treatment, the precepts for after the treatment, the possible risks, alternatives and the expected results. Furthermore, this law describes the right to access the medical file, the necessary authorisation for treatment, and the right to privacy and confidentiality.

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