Medical Mix-up


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Bruce Curtis is the victim of another SA medical records mix-up.

Below is the statement Today Tonight received from SA Health:

SA Health
Thursday, 21 January 2016

Statement from Dr Peter Satterthwaite, Executive Director Medical Services, Central Adelaide Local Health Network

An isolated administrative error resulted in a discharge summary containing information relating to another patient being provided to Mr Curtis, we regret the confusion this has caused and have contacted both parties.

The medical records of the two patients were not mixed together and Mr Curtis’ medical treatment was not compromised.

Mr Curtis’ medical records indicate he was given only medication prescribed by his treating doctor.


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