NZ: Investigation, apology after doctor loses confidential breast cancer patient files
Kirsty Johnston reports:
A doctor lost a file containing highly sensitive information about breast cancer patients, while walking between a hospital and a radiation clinic, it has emerged.
Police have been called over the blunder amid fears someone has found the document and plans to make it public.
Both agencies involved – Southern District Health Board and Pacific Radiology – say that finding the file is of the “highest priority”.
The print-out, which contained screening information, diagnoses, and treatment plans for about 26 women – plus their names, ages, ethnicities and hometowns – was mislaid in central Dunedin on Wednesday.
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