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Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 4: Patient rights: further provision

21.This section provides that meeting the rights of an individual patient should be balanced with the effect on the rights of other patients in receiving healthcare and should take into account the resources available and should be subject to the exercise of clinical judgement and the effective and efficient use of health service organisation and resources.

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