Multidisciplinary meetings (MDM) of clinicians discussing
breast cancer cases in Dunedin were "under considerable time
pressure", and dealt with too many cases per session, a
report into an unnecessary mastectomy says.
Mercy Hospital, in Dunedin, is the first private hospital in
New Zealand to start reporting its mistakes to the
Government's Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC),
chief executive Richard Whitney says.