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European Charter of Patients’ Rights

The European Charter of Patients’ Rights was drafted in 2002 by Active Citizenship Network in collaboration with 12 citizens’ organizations from different EU countries.

In the charter you will find 14 patients’ rights that together aim to guarantee a “high level of human health protection”. It also aims to assure the high quality of services provided by the various national health services in Europe.

The 14 rights are an embodiment of fundamental rights. As such, they must be recognised and respected in every country.

According to the website of active citizenship the Charter applies to all individuals. It also recognises the fact that differences, such as age, gender, religion, socio-economic status etc., may influence individual health care needs.