As a patient in
the Danish national healthcare system, you have a number of rights and these
must be complied with. Firstly, you have the right to understand the
information you are given in connection with treatment. You therefore have the
right to an interpreter, if the physician assesses that this is necessary in
order for you to completely understand the information you receive about your
course of treatment.
Legal right of
access to documents
also have legal right of access to your medical journal and the right to have
your information kept confidential.
The Danish Health Act also gives you a number of rights to ensure that you are
treated as quickly as is medically responsible and, in some cases, you have the
right to seek treatment at another hospital in or outside the region.
depend on your specific situation. If you have any questions regarding your
course of treatment, please contact the staff at your place of treatment. If
you have any general questions regarding your treatment options, rights or
similar, you can contact a patient adviser. You are free to choose any patient
Contact information for Patient Advisers in the Capital Region of Denmark (In danish)
If you are of the opinion that a mistake has occurred
or that you have been injured in connection with treatment, you can receive
guidance with regard to filing a complaint and claiming compensation, either from
the location at which you were treated or from a patient adviser.