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Queensland Health software 'likely to kill within a month'

A NEW software program installed to manage medication doses at nine Queensland hospitals is likely to kill a patient within the next month, a Queensland Health risk report says.

Last Friday's report on the Metavision Intensive Care program advised the state government that the likelihood of the program causing preventable loss of life "is assessed as likely and expected to occur within the next month".

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg confirmed the report, which described the likelihood of a patient death at 60-90 per cent, to Fairfax Media on Sunday.

Concerns over the software were identified in the past month by the directors of the Intensive Care Units at the Princess Alexandra, Royal Children's and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

The software, designed to regulate the doses of medicine given to patients, was first introduced in 2013 and implemented at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital as recently as September this year.


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