The European Union promotes a high level health protection for EU citizens. In this way, EU patients’ rights are enshrined in the European Union’s Treaty as well as its EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. On the occasion of European Patients’ Day (12 May), the European Commission published an EU patients factsheet on “10 benefits the EU brings to patients”. This document gives an overview of some advantages EU patients can get from the EU.
The EU patients’ factsheet can be accessed through the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/health/patient_safety/docs/2015_eu_patients_factsheet_en.pdf