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Hospital Authority: Doctors’ lack of vigilance, not manpower shortage, the root cause of United Christian’s liver failure blunder
 

Hospital Authority: Doctors’ lack of vigilance, not manpower shortage, the root cause of United Christian’s liver failure blunder

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In January and February this year, two renal specialists at the United Christian Hospital (UCH) failed to arrange an anti-viral drug for a renal patient, also a hepatitis B carrier, when they prescribed the patient with a high dosage steroid. The patient, Kwai-sze Tang, later suffered from acute liver failure. In May, the Hospital Authority (HA) established the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) panel to investigate the reasons behind this medical blunder. The panel recently revealed their findings and recommendations.
 
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10 Jul 2017 - General