Chemotherapy error in Adelaide: Independent report

Now available online is the Independent review report, regarding the incorrect dosing of a chemotherapy drug for a number of patients at Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre.

ABC News reports that Health Minister Jack Snelling told Parliament the panel found there was “a failure to follow routine clinical processes and procedures“. “In addition, the panel found that certain clinical staff did not comply with SA Health incident management and open disclosure with patients,” Mr Snelling said.

The panel also noted informed consent failings (at [4]).

Four recommendations were made, the first of which resulting in the referral of eight medical clinicians  to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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