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Criminalised doctor: Navigating the thin ice that is the medical profession
 

Criminalised doctor: Navigating the thin ice that is the medical profession

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40 years’ worth of a successful career and good reputation fell apart for consultant colorectal surgeon David Sellu after he was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter.
 
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24 Nov 2016 - General
 
In these types of cases, I believe that a root-cause analysis should be done to help uncover hospital processes that needs to be revised in order to prevent similar case from happening. The article provided limited data on the case, but in my opinion, one should wait until tomorrow to do a CT scan for a high risk patient. Knowing that the doctor's impression is a perforation, then that is already an emergent concern. What makes this case even more alarming is that the patient clearly has hig...
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It is known that most medical errors in the healthcare industry are usually the result of a flawed system allowing multiple mistakes to line up, leading to a final catastrophic event. There has been increasing numbers of prosecutions against healthcare workers, leading to fear of taking on difficult cases among doctors, while issues of hospital system failures and patient safety remain unaddressed. It is vital that the focus is not just on the individual doctor but equally on the system they are...
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