Engaging men in health

March 2009

FocusEngaging men in health

Failure to diagnose: prostate cancer

Volume 38, No.3, March 2009 Pages 134-137

Sara Bird

Case histories are based on actual medical negligence claims or medicolegal referrals; however certain facts have been omitted or changed by the author to ensure the anonymity of the parties involved.

This article discusses a claim involving a failure to follow up an abnormal prostate specific antigen result. The case highlights the importance of good medical records, especially when a number of general practitioners are involved in a patient’s care.

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Correspondence afp@racgp.org.au

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