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A necessary visit? - medical case study

...Dr A diagnoses gastroenteritis and a possible chest infection and prescribes an antibiotic and anti-sickness medication. But just a few hours later, Mrs B dies...

  • 20 December 2010
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What did you call yourself? - dental case study

... The dentist doesn't notice that his website designers describe him as a specialist in implantology on his new site. It's not long until a fellow dentist reports him to the GDC, claiming he is misleading the public ...

  • 26 November 2010
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Screening not 100 per cent - medical case study

...The three-year-old seemed flat-footed but within weeks he was limping. It was only when he was scanned six months later that the real problem is discovered ...

  • 29 October 2010
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Conflicting scenarios

...on returning to the surgery the pain in his abdomen was so agonising he could "barely walk" and it had also moved from the epigastric area to "just below the right side of my stomach"...

  • 24 September 2010
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Mistaken disclosure

...An insurance company asked for the patient's medical records but the GP disclosed more information than he should have...

  • 27 August 2010
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A not so simple fever

...The baby had a cough and a high temperature and the doctor prescribed a course of paracetamol. By the time she had been seen by three other doctors, she was seriously ill...

  • 20 July 2010
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Missed follow-up

...The patient attended her practice for various reasons over the course of six years. But no follow-up action was taken on the abnormal test result...

  • 25 June 2010
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Dentist number one, two or three? - dental case study

...The patient underwent a root canal but suffered complications over the course of two years, receiving treatment from three different dentists...

  • 25 June 2010
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A father's right?

...The father wanted access to his child's records but the boy's mother did not want the information disclosed. The doctor was unsure who was right...

  • 24 May 2010
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A foregone outcome?

...The patient was referred to the practice's minor surgery clinic to have the mole removed. After several weeks of waiting, the lesion had changed rapidly and the cancer had spread...

  • 19 April 2010
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