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Recent HDC Decision: Delayed referral to hospital of young woman with diabetes

The following decisions have recently been published on the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) website: 

Delayed referral to hospital of young woman with diabetes

The Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the care provided to a young woman diagnosed with diabetes.

The woman complained to the GP of an unintentional weight loss of 30 kilograms and of being thirsty and tired. The GP made a diagnosis of diabetes after finding the woman’s blood glucose level was 34mmol/L (normal being 4.0 to 5.9mmol/L). 

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Case notes for this decision can be found here.

 


Last updated : Thursday, August 30, 2018

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