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Patients' rights in the Netherlands

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:542
  1. J W W Coebergh,
  2. D E Grobbee,
  3. J P Vandenbroucke
  1. 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 …

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