TITLE

International patient charters are often nonbinding or feature fuzzy metrics. Series #3

AUTHOR(S)
Vogel, Lauren
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/21/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 13, pE641
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on international patient charters (IPCs) and rights which are said to indicate limited utility of non-binding rights and efforts to quantify their effectiveness due to the lack of accountability metrics. It says that despite the increase of developed nations promulgating human rights in non-binding policy documents; few provide legal assistance for patients who feel that their rights have been violated. Meanwhile, the lack of responsibility affect the charters' functions.
ACCESSION #
54101618

 

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