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Recent HDC Decision: Failure to manage a thyroid mass

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to appropriately refer a woman for an ultrasound.

A woman attended a GP because she was concerned about a mass in her neck. The GP arranged for blood tests to be carried out and asked a second GP to make a referral for an ultrasound scan once the results of the blood test were known. The second GP did not make the referral.

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Last updated : Thursday, August 30, 2018

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