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  • Patient Rights Final V.3.

    1. 1. Patient Rights in Greece Cancer Patient Rights Advocacy Program Society of Volunteers Against Cancer Agalia ZO Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
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    4. 4. <ul><li>Code Articles corresponding to Patient Rights -Art. 47-L. 2071/1992 </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
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    10. 10. <ul><li>Difficulty to get 2 nd opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Very long waiting times for medical appointments & operations </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of complete & accurate information about their condition </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration of oncology hospitals in big cities </li></ul><ul><li>Dilemma about how to select the best hospital or diagnostic center as their performance is not rated </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of readily available information about specialized oncology hospitals and clinics, about doctors’ registries, social insurance coverage of healthcare expenses, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Scarcity of radiotherapy clinics resulting in long waiting lists pushing patients to private ones </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of legislation protecting patients from malpractice </li></ul><ul><li>Patients are not formally involved in health policy formulation </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
    11. 12. Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009 <ul><li>QUESTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Health law on Patient Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Patient organisations involved in decision making </li></ul><ul><li>No fault malpractice insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Right to second opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Access to own medical record </li></ul><ul><li>Register of legitimate doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Web or 24/7telephone healthcare information </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-border care seeking </li></ul><ul><li>Provider catalogue with quality ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Health on Patient Rights </li></ul>Rating = Good = Not so good = Good = Not so good = Not so good = Not so good = Not so good = Not so good = Not so good
    12. 13. <ul><li>Our Vision for all cancer patients </li></ul><ul><li>to receive state of the art medical treatment and sound health care services </li></ul><ul><li>to be treated with respect of their personality, </li></ul><ul><li>to be treated with respect and enforcement of the legally established patient rights </li></ul><ul><li>to be actively involved in the decision making process concerning their life, their health, their treatment & their healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>to participate at national & European level in the formulation of health policies </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
    13. 14. <ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To raise awareness about the civil rights recognized by the Constitution and Greek legislation for citizens as users of healthcare services </li></ul><ul><li>To intervene to healthcare stakeholders for the enforcement of cancer patient rights </li></ul><ul><li>To empower cancer patients for the individual advocacy of their rights </li></ul><ul><li>To advocate for cancer patients involvement in healthcare policy formulation & the improvement of healthcare services </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
    14. 15. <ul><li>Advocacy Activities in 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Εxtension of the administration & social insurance coverage of the vaccine against cervical cancer to women of the age group 16-25 </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the launching of the European Action against Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the ECPC campaign to raise awareness about cancer among candidate and new MEPs & request their participation in MAC </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the celebration of the European Patient Rights Day </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the consultation of DGSANCO on the priorities of the Annual Action Plan 2009 of the Health Program 2008-2013 </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
    15. 16. <ul><li>Advocacy Activities in 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Launching of a dedicated website www.patientrights.gr </li></ul><ul><li>Publication of the Program brochures </li></ul><ul><li>National distribution of the Program brochure on the occasion of the European Patient Rights Day </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the celebration of the European Patient Rights Day </li></ul><ul><li>Translation, publication & distribution of the Greek version of the European Charter of Patient Rights </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
    16. 17. <ul><li>Our Plans for 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a survey about the understanding & practice of patient rights in Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate with cause to pertinent stakeholders about small & big issues cancer patients are faced with </li></ul><ul><li>Actively pursue cancer patient participation in healthcare policy decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Organise awareness & information campaigns about cancer patient rights & their enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Follow closely healthcare & cancer developments at EU level affecting national healthcare policies </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
    17. 18. <ul><li>Our Plans for 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Start-up of a patient rights helpline offering patient rights & healthcare benefits information to cancer patients & their carers </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the construction of our dedicated bilingual website www.patientrights.gr </li></ul><ul><li>Offer patient rights empowerment & advocacy assistance to cancer patients </li></ul><ul><li>Network with national and European organisations with similar objectives for the exchange of best practices </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009
    18. 19. <ul><li>Thank you for listening </li></ul><ul><li>Your questions </li></ul><ul><li>are most welcome </li></ul>Kathi Apostolidis ECPC Masterclass-Munich-October 2009 Nothing for us, without us

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