Saudi German Hospital Medical Traveler's Bill of Rights, Responsibilities and Obligations.
Saudi German Hospital believes that as health care providers and partners we observe a health care ethic that respects the unique situation of the medical traveler. The Bill of Rights for international patients, specifically medical travelers is to supports good, safe, and appropriate medical outcomes.
We, when accepting a medical traveler for care, make both an explicit and implicit contract with the traveling patient. A contract with the patient will acknowledge these rights.
As a medical traveler, you have the right to choice of medical treatment.
- To choose to travel to another country to request and receive responsible and responsive medical care and treatment; and receive continuing or follow-up medical care and treatment upon returning home.
- To receive a thorough evaluation by knowledgeable referral physicians and screening tools of high standards which facilitate disease detection.
- To receive medical care and treatment of a standard of quality comparable to that received by any patient attended by the same physician in the same facility; receive this care and treatment for the same cost; and receive skilled emergency care if you need it.
- To receive relief from suffering according to the current state of knowledge of pain assessment and management.
- To expect continuity of care, including a written discharge summary with information about continuing health care requirements immediately following your discharge from treatment and about longer term care after you return home, and information about cooperation between all health care providers and/or establishments which are involved in your diagnosis, treatment, care and follow-up including names and contact details; and a description of how you can appeal your discharge if needed.
The Responsibilities and Obligations of the Medical Traveler
Just as medical travelers have a reasonable right to expect certain terms and conditions from providers and other medical travel partners, they also, for the sake of their good health care, have certain responsibilities and obligations when electing to receive medical care and treatment outside their own country.