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Dr Rangan Chatterjee: ‘Medicine is missing the big picture’


We had a patient with a new diagnosis of type 2 DM. We spent a great deal of time pushing lifestyle changes and finally adding a small dose of metformin. His HBA1c was excellent. He then saw a locum Dr and decide to stop his medication after a documented discussion (against the advice of the locum). He failed to turn up for a repeat HBa1c or follow up and took up drinking. Landing in hospital with a complication. He is now trying to claim compensation as he claims the locum stopped his medication. It didn't help that the hospital reg blamed GPs for starting medication straight away! So beware of just offering lifestyle changes in our compensation culture.

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05 Feb 2018

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