2. About the Hospital
  3. Principles, Fundamental Policies, Protection of Patients’ Rights, and
    Obligations of Patients

Principles, Fundamental Policies, Protection of Patients’ Rights, and Obligations of Patients


The Osaka University Hospital shall provide high-quality medical care services and contribute to the fostering of medical professionals and medical development.

Fundamental Policies

  • To provide patient-centered, safe and reliable holistic medical care services
  • To develop and implement advanced medical care and future medical technology
  • To contribute to social and community medical care services
  • To foster excellent medical professionals rich in humanity

Protection of Patients’ Rights

  • Patients shall receive medical treatment that respects them as people.
  • Patients shall receive safe, high-quality medical care services.
  • Patients shall receive satisfactory explanations and information.
  • Patients shall be able to select their preferred treatment at their discretion.
  • Patients’ privacy (personal information) shall be protected.

Obligations of Patients

  • Patients shall adhere to the rules defined by the Osaka University Hospital and refrain from creating any nuisance.
  • To describe one’s medical condition as accurately as possible.
  • To communicate one’s intentions and opinions in order to receive the most appropriate course of treatment.
  • To understand the course of treatment and provide cooperation.
  • To accurately report one’s healthcare insurance, and pay the medical fee incurred.

Ogata Koan

Ogata Koan

The Osaka Prefectural Government formed a temporary hospital/medical school at Daifukuji in 1869. Ogata Koreyoshi, an heir of Koan, along with Ikuzo, his brother-in-law, and Sessai, his adopted son, were involved in the foundation of the hospital. The medical school was reorganized as the Osaka University Hospital after many changes. The principles of the Osaka University Hospital owe much to Koan’s philosophy.


About the Hospital
Outpatient consultation days
Monday to Friday
Non-consultation days
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
New Year’s Holidays:
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Consultation times
First visit: 8:30 am to 11:00 am

First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Revisit: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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