Increased freedom of choice enables patients to choose together with their doctor the place for having non-urgent surgery.
The current Health Care Act provides the freedom to choose a treatment place from among any public unit of specialised health care in Finland. Freedom of choice in specialised health care applies to the provision of non-urgent service and treatment by a specialist in a hospital.
Coxa is a publicly owned limited liability company and belongs to the PHD Group, so a licensed doctor can refer a patient to us by providing them with a referral indicating the freedom of choice of treatment place. The referral is addressed to PHD/Coxa. Postal address for paper-format referrals: Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement, Niveltie 4, FI-33520 Tampere.
Read more about the freedom of choice in specialised health care at: www.valinnanvapaus.fi
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