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17 Sep

HSIB release interim bulletin relating to radiological findings investigation

  • Written by: Communications Team

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has released an interim bulletin relating to their investigation into the communication and follow-up of unexpected significant radiological findings


Any person, group or organisation can share cases for potential investigation via the safety awareness form. Each submission is reviewed against our criteria, and an important part of assessment is whether we can learn something new that improves practice across the health system. We use a range of approaches focusing on establishing cause and identifying risk.

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