President Bush outlines patients' bill of rights for US

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:752
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. Orlando Florida

    The US government plans to introduce a patients' bill of rights by the end of this year, the US president, George Bush, announced last week.

    President Bush explained that the bill would include five key elements. “Patients should have the right to emergency treatment in their nearest emergency room. They should have the right to see a specialist when they need to—for example, a cardiologist for heart problems. Women should be able to see their gynaecologist and their child's paediatrician …

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