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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Communication and record-keeping failures from two GPs undermined palliative care for a man with terminal lung cancer

    Communication and record-keeping failures from two GPs undermined palliative care for a man with terminal lung cancer


    The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner's highlighted multiple breaches in care for the man in his 80s.

    Records of a telephone consultation with the first GP were missing, and the man wasn't told he was mildly anaemic.

    Iron transfusion wasn't discussed.

    A second GP failed to advise on the use of antibiotics she prescribed during a house call.

    Both GPs have been told to apologise - and the first required to undertake refresher training.

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