Physicians' opinions about the patient rights law--a qualitative study

D. Steinmetz, H. Tabenkin

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A qualitative analysis of the question "what is your general opinion of the Patient Rights Law?" showed that most physicians think it a good law that contributes to improved relations with patients. Physicians surveyed raised several issues relating to implementation of the law: conditions, time required to implement it and problems with language and comprehension. Fears were expressed about possible abuse of the law by patients and their lawyers, which could put medicine on the defensive. Nevertheless, most physicians think the law positive, that it has not negatively affected their work, and contributes to improved relationships with patients. They recommend that working conditions be improved in order to fully implement the law.

Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)88-90, 167
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes


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