21 August 2019

United Christian doctor issued wrong reports on 118 patients

A doctor at the United Christian Hospital made wrong analyses in 118 pathological reports between October 2013 and May 2014, RTHK reported on Monday.

The hospital had to adjust the treatment for 17 patients, including five obstetrician patients, after discovering the inaccuracies. 

In November last year, one patient had been told by the pathologist that she had chronic gonococcal endometritis and underwent a surgery to remove the metropolypus.

But the hospital later found the patient actually had endometrial hyperplasia. The hospital contacted the patient last week and explained the possible implications. The patient has agreed to accept hysterectomy in early September, the report said.

Three of the patients given wrong reports had passed away, but the hospital said their deaths were not directly related to the inaccurate reports. All other patients involved have been notified.

The pathologist has made a total of 2,153 diagnoses since becoming a qualified doctor in September 2013.

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