Consultant failed to communicate suspicion of cancer

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1461
  1. John Warden
  1. Parliamentary Correspondent, BMJ.

    A consultant surgeon who failed to tell any one that he suspected cancer in a patient who then died admitted his error when he appeared before the Commons select committee which shadows the health service ombudsman last week. The ombudsman, Mr William Reid, upheld a complaint from the patient's son after a necropsy confirmed widely disseminated cancer. …

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