Report on patients' right to prompt investigation


Report no. 3/2018

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the regions ensure and the Ministry of Health supports that patients have equal access to prompt diagnostic investigation. The report answers the following questions:  

  • Are the regions conducting the diagnostic investigation of the patients in accordance with the law?
  • Is guidance and information supporting prompt diagnostic investigation of the patients? 

It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that the regions are not adequately ensuring the patients' equal access to prompt investigation, and that the Ministry of Health could do more to support the regions in their efforts to implement the investigation right correctly. The regions have not implemented the legislation concerning the right to prompt investigation in the same way. The consequence is uncertainty concerning the extent to which the patients get the rights they are entitled to and whether they will be able to exercise their rights. 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in November 2017.

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)