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Is the switch from Diagnostic Medlab to Labtests Auckland working out?

Photo / Greg Bowker
Photo / Greg Bowker

An investigation has found that health providers, including Labtests, "missed opportunities for intervention" in the days before the death of a 68-year-old diabetic.
Maureen Pineki died in Auckland City Hospital's intensive-care unit on September 12.
The main cause was a critically low level of glucose in her blood - hypoglycaemia - caused by her using too much insulin.
Following a request under the Official Death brings call for change to the Information Act, the Herald has obtained a copy of the Auckland District Health Board's report.

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