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Recent HDC decision: Follow-up of abnormal PSA test results

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

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding two general practitioners (GPs) and a medical centre in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to a consumer’s prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing.

A man regularly attended a medical centre, and over a period of several years had five prostate-specific antigen tests — all of which were recorded as being within the normal range expected for his age at the time of testing.

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Last updated : Thursday, August 30, 2018

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