Patients' rights in the NetherlandsBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6953.542a (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:542
- J W W Coebergh,
- D E Grobbee,
- J P Vandenbroucke
- Netherlands Epidemiological Society, PO Box 2352, 2301 Leiden, The Netherlands.
EDITOR, - The board of the Netherlands Epidemiological Society, which has 850 members, was surprised to read Tony Sheldon's restrictive interpretation of a proposed Dutch law concerning patients' rights, which has not yet passed the First Chamber in the Netherlands.1 Sheldon reports that the proposed law formed the basis of a document on patients' rights endorsed by 36 European nations after consultation by the World …