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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Thanks to a regular Vancouver correspondent for passing this along ...
The British Columbia CTV news is reporting that the BC Cancer Agency accidentally sent 977 sets of mammogram results to the wrong addresses. It was caused by "operator error" in using a letter stuffing machine. The agency sent letters to the 977, informing them of the error. This story only came to the media's attention because CTV's health correspondent was one of the unlucky recipients.
The only coverage I can find is from the CTV's news broadcast: video here (scroll to 15:14). There's nothing on the Cancer Agency website.
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