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Patients told they may have to retake colonoscopies

Dozens of people who had colonoscopies at the hospital in Ste-Anne-des-Monts may need to have those tests redone.

The Haute-Gaspésie Health Centre has sent letters to 85 patients, telling them that their exams may not have been completed properly. The hospital says they were all performed by the same fill-in doctor, between 2006 and 2011.

This incident follows similar incomplete tests discovered with colonoscopies at a Montreal-area hospital earlier this month, and with breast cancer screening earlier this year.

Susan speaks with Dr. Yves Robert, secretary of the Quebec College of Physicians.

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