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Consumer rights

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Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights - information by the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care

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Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

Information by the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care - Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

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All about your health-care rights | Professional help | ReachOut Australia

Health consumers have legal rights in Australia. Consent and treatment are particularly important areas where your health-care rights need to be respected.

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Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights Alternate Versions | Safety and Quality

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Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights | Safety and Quality

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (the Charter) was developed bythe Commissionin 2007 and 2008

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Informed Consent in Healthcare: An Issues Paper | Consumers Health Forum

The purpose of this paper is to explore issues relating to consumers and informed consent in healthcare.

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Listen up: Rights of every child in healthcare - video

View the Listen up video on the rights of every child in healthcare

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Be in the know: Rights of young people in healthcare - Programs

Video about rights of young people in healthcare

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Your Health Rights and Responsibilities - A Guide for Patients, Carers & Families - Your Health Care Concerns

HomeYour Health Care ConcernsYour Health Rights and Responsibilities - A Guide for Patients, Carers & Families

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Your rights and responsibilities as a patient

You have a fundamental right to health care that is respectful, responsive, safe and effective.

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