Das Zweitmeinungsverfahren in der Elektrophysiologie: Rechtliche Aspekte für Behandler:innen und Zweitmeiner:innen

Translated title of the contribution: The second opinion procedure in electrophysiology: Legal aspects for treatment providers and second opinion providers

Eva Rütz*, Denise Bartels, Julia Vogler, Roland R. Tilz*

*Corresponding author for this work
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Abstract

Patients with statutory health insurance in Germany have the right to obtain a second opinion at the expense of their health insurance in addition to that of their primary practitioner before certain procedures are carried out. This gives rise to various legal obligations and questions on the part of both the practitioner and the second opinion provider. This article outlines, based on the legal situation, which obligations exist for both practitioners and second opinion providers, and who is suitable to provide a second opinion. Focus is placed on informing patients about the possibility of obtaining a second opinion. On the other hand, it explains which requirements second opinion providers have to fulfill and which duties are incumbent on them.

Translated title of the contributionThe second opinion procedure in electrophysiology: Legal aspects for treatment providers and second opinion providers
Original languageGerman
JournalHerzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie
Volume34
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
ISSN0938-7412
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09.2023

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Cardiological Center Luebeck (UHZL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-12 Cardiology, Angiology

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