Central Health began investigating its radiology reports in mid-October after a patient complained to health officials there – an investigation which led to the health authority confirming that two patients were harmed by the mistakes that were found in the first six erroneous reports they found. It appears that two visiting radiologists working in the region were writing reports based on the results of older medical tests, rather than those of the patients’ most recent tests. As a result, Central Health will review the radiology reports of almost 2,200 patients in central Newfoundland, a review that will take approximately a month to complete. Central Health says that it is unclear right now if the radiologists made mistakes or the problem is somewhere else in the system.
Central Health initiated a review of its patient files earlier this month after it was found