Skip to comments.Tens of thousands claim medical mistreatment (Germany)
Posted on 05/07/2014 1:17:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai
More than 26,000 patients lodged official complaints about treatment in hospitals and doctors surgeries in 2013, with most complaints from patients coming in the aftermath of surgery.
Figures released on Tuesday by medical insurance oversight bodies the MDK and MDS showed the MDK had launched 14,600 investigations into patients complaints in 2013, 2,000 more than in the previous year.
The majority of complaints were from patients who had recently been under the knife, especially for hip and knee replacements. [ ]
The rise in patient complaints is seen as largely down to the new Patients Rights Law, which came into effect in 2013, clarifying legally what patients can expect from their doctors and their rights in case of mistreatment.
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