Volume 3, Issue 11 (Winter 2009)                   MLJ 2009, 3(11): 171-188 | Back to browse issues page

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Khatooni S. The Rate of Preserving Patients’ Rights Chart in State Hospitals in Qazvin, Iran. MLJ. 2009; 3 (11) :171-188
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-126-en.html

Background: The aim of Patients’ rights chart is to defend Patients’ rights and to make sure that they receive enough care. Patients’ rights chart promotes the relationship between Patients and health care providers and upgrades the quality of therapeutic-health cares. Purpose: The purpose of this Survey is to study the rate of preserving in state hospitals in Qazvin (Iran) in 2008. Materials and Methods: This survey has been Conducted based on a descriptive-sectional method on 420 in-Patients’ chosen as causal sample from different departments of hospitals. Data was collected through direct interview and a questionnaire based on the Patients’ rights chart compiled by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Some experts Confirmed its face Validity and its Scientific Validity was Studied through both re-test and homogeneity test. Data was analyzed through descriptive-analytic method. Results: The results indicated that Patients’ rights chart has been observed concerning 46.21% of the sample. The request for Confidentiality of medical data and therapeutic Personnel’s faithfulness (83.57%) was the highest rate of Preservation and the lowest rate (10.71%) was dedicated to Patients’ consent regarding the presence of those directly involved in treatment process. Discussion: Based on the results, the sample indicated that patients’ rights have not been completely preserved. Therefore, it is suffused that therapeutic-health authorities take some measures as Sanctions to preserve Patients’ rights.

Received: 2009/10/7 | Accepted: 2009/12/3

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