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Rights and Obligations of Patients

Patient Rights

At Hirosaki University Hospital, we think patient-oriented medicine can be provided through cooperation based on the reliable relationships between patients and the hospital.

1. The right to receive equal and fair medical care

Patients have the right to receive good quality medical care equally and fairly regardless of the types of disease or social status.

2. The right to choose and decide by the patient

Patients have the right to make their own decisions after receiving an explanation of the medical procedure by a health care professional. Also, patients have the right to refuse medical care and to choose another medical institute.

3. The right to receive a sufficient explanation and information

Patients have the right to a sufficient and easy-to-understand explanation and information about their medical conditions, details of tests, treatment policy, risks associated with the treatment, other options for treatment, or prospects, and know about the recorded information on their treatment.

4. The right to prevent disclosure of information to a third party without patients’ permission

Patients have the right to have all personal information, including their physical condition or diseases, and privacy protected.

5. The right to be respected as an individual

Patients have the right to have their sense of value as an individual respected, be treated with dignity as a human being, and to express their own opinions.

Obligations of Patients

Medical care is a cooperative effort between patients and healthcare workers and can be achieved through patients’ voluntary participation and cooperation. Patients have the obligations as follows:

1. To provide accurate information and make efforts to fully understand the disease and medical care

Please report your physical condition and your life as accurately as possible to the healthcare workers, including doctors.
Also, patients shall make efforts to fully understand their diseases and medical care.

2. To be cooperative in creating a comfortable medical environment

Patients shall observe the rules of the hospital and the instructions of the hospital staff members so that all patients can receive medical care in a comfortable environment. Also, patients shall respect the social rules and be considerate of the rights of other patients including their privacy. (If you are violent, use abusive language, or create a nuisance for other patients in the hospital, you shall be removed from the hospital [discharged in the case of hospitalization].)

3. To positively make efforts for medical care

Patients shall make efforts to comply with the policy on testing and treatment as they have understood and given consent.

4. To pay the expenses involved in medical care

Patients shall provide accurate information about their insurance and pay the medical fees for the consultations received.