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Patient Safety

My Healthcare Rights
Protecting your Privacy
Consent to Treatment

You are entitled to receive an explanation of your illness or condition, the treatment proposed, alternative treatments as well as the likely effects and outcomes. In addition, you are also entitled to a clear, understandable explanation of any procedure or operation planned for you. Your specialist surgeon or dentist should also clearly outline any risks and possible complications in a way that you understand.

Before you sign a consent form, you should fully understand the nature of the procedure and what is involved. You are entitled to refuse surgery or any other procedure if you wish. Your specialist surgeon or dentist must inform you of fees and charges associated with your medical treatment.

If you wish to have a second opinion, discuss this with your specialist surgeon or dentist.

Open Disclosure

Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery respects the right for every patient to be treated with care, consideration and dignity, and we are committed to improving the safety and quality of the care delivered.

Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s Open Disclosure Policy assists patients when they do not receive optimal healthcare outcomes.

If you would like to read further information about the Open Disclosure process please refer to the "Open Disclosure of things that don't go to plan: A Guide For Patients" pamphlet by visiting the Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health care (ACSQHC) website.

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