Call for greater involvement of patients in health care


The appeal highlights the need to strengthen safety through participation in patient protection, how to find available and understandable information about current safety standards and measures, as well as about medical incident complaints and compensation systems. Patient safety should be part of the training and education of health professionals responsible for patient care.

Medical case

According to the Polish definition of PWN, an event is an unpleasant or insignificant event. According to the Polish proverb, an event is an event that occurs in an unfavorable situation when it comes to unpleasant, inappropriate, unfortunate events. Medical incidents are often equated with adverse events.

The most common concept of medical accidents in health care is medical error, ie behavior that violates the rules of handling legitimate goods, such as the patient’s life or health (A. Zoll, doctor’s criminal liability). ..). Medical incidents are a broad definition of adverse events, such as the death of a patient, repeated or prolonged hospitalization, or reoperation. We can consider death as a medical event. Identifying and analyzing the causes of adverse events is critical to a good treatment process.

According to the definition of the European directive in this area, an adverse reaction is an event that causes harm to the patient. Injury is a physical or functional limitation of the body or any harmful consequences caused by it. It is also a health-related infection, ie any disease or pathology associated with the presence of bacteria and viruses associated with contact with health facilities or medical procedures or treatment.

Medical error

To talk about a medical incident and find a violation of the rules of conduct, we must first refer to the legal definition of a medical violation, so that we understand the violation of the rules of professional behavior based on existing medical science and practice in a specific scientific situation.

Medical misconduct can lead to criminal liability of a doctor, if his behavior meets several conditions, among which the legislator mainly includes illegal actions, violations of the rules of the offender, social harm (guilty) and guilt. Requiring a person to receive medical care requires an assessment of their behavior in terms of the above four principles, and thus is associated with the assessment of a specialist in a particular field of medicine.

Physicians are the largest intellectual capital of any hospital, because the patient – informally – goes to the doctor and at the same time follows the doctor, that is, in fact goes to the clinic of the hospital where the doctor works and he goes. . can send the patient in case of deterioration of health. Every doctor tries to help patients as much as possible in terms of medical knowledge and available technologies. However, in any hospital there are medical events or medical errors due to systemic reasons.

For several years, there has been insufficient funding for health care and doctors and nurses traveling abroad, but patients in difficult situations face the consequences of these macroeconomic processes. Then we understand that there is a clear dimension to the issues raised in the media.

are situations where a patient has to spend many hours in the emergency department while waiting for a doctor or waiting for a transplant for several years or months for a specialized endoprosthesis or cataract removal procedure. Private hospitals do not provide emergency medical care or transplant operations, as the costs are not taken into account during difficult periods when it is necessary to protect human life and health.