Medical Lobby: MDs Should Be Able to Divulge Details of Patient Histories in Self-Defense ({{commentsTotal}})

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Doctors should be able to cite significant aspects of a patient's medical history if the patient has made accusations against them, says the Medical Association. The minister of social affairs has also given moderate backing to the idea.

According to med24, the head of the association, Andres Kork, contacted Social Affairs Minister Taavi Rõivas in regard to the issue, saying that patients make one-sided accusations against medical workers through the media, but current laws do not allow doctors to publish details of the cases.

“If a patient or their relative wants a medical case to be made public, and publicly disclose details in doing so, then the doctor or hospital should be able to explain the circumstances,” Rõivas said in response.

The minister added that the question merits wider public discussion and that there is no quick fix to the problem.



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