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Patient dies of overdose - Doctors are reported as a danger to patients

2019-10-23T10:09:46.414Z

A doctor who has been active in psychiatry in Sundsvall has prescribed very narcotic drugs for no reason and is considered unfit in his profession. One patient has died and one has exhibited paranoid notions. Now comes the requirement for trial time for the doctor.



The Psychiatric County Operations at Västernorrland Region already notified the doctor in 2016 that there was reason to believe that he posed a danger to patient safety. Among other things, a patient had died as a result of an overdose.

Became paranoid

IVO's investigation of the care of seven patients shows that in all cases the doctor has prescribed very large quantities of narcotic drugs often in inappropriate combinations. In several cases, patients have received narcotic drugs after expressing their wishes via email. It is clear from a patient's journal that he received paranoid notions from the medication and that he eventually could not stay in his home.

Unhealthy and dangerous

The IVO states that the doctor's treatment of the patients has not been in accordance with science and proven experience and that he has, through his prescriptions, exposed the patients to great risks. He has thereby been unskilled in the exercise of his profession in a way that is of importance to patient safety. His record keeping also receives extensive criticism.

Denies wrong

According to the IVO investigation, the doctor does not appear to have been clinically active lately. He has himself, in talks with IVO, rejected the criticism directed at him.

The IVO now reports the doctor to the Health and Medical Responsibility Committee (HSAN) and requests that he be given a three-year probationary period.

Source: svt

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