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New charter of healthcare rights aims to empower patients

Healthcare advocates will launch a revised Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights on Thursday, aimed at empowering patients to take an active role in their own medical care.

The charter, developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, outlines what rights people have when going through the healthcare system and what they should expect when receiving treatment.

Revised charter aims to empower patients to take a role in the own healthcare.

Revised charter aims to empower patients to take a role in the own healthcare.

This is the second version of the charter, and the commission’s clinical director, Associate Professor Amanda Walker, said they had introduced a number of updates to reflect the change in the healthcare space since the initial charter was released in 2008.

“There’s more detail about the kind of information consumers should receive, so the benefits and risks of treatment, waiting times and costs, and the right to access their own health data,” Professor Walker said.

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