oa South African Family Practice - MPS case reports



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(5) 56 Medical Protection Society MPS Case Reports Failure to follow up cervical smear - metastatic carcinoma of the cervix Shortly after registering as a new patient at her local surgery, Miss W attended to have a cervical smear taken. The results revealed a degree of dyskaryosis, and her GP, Dr V, wrote a letter referring her for a colposcopy. This was then mailed and faxed to the hospital, according to Dr V. However, it appears that the hospital did not receive the referral letter, since they telephoned the surgery some eighteen months later chasing up the ..


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