Typo blamed for Adelaide chemo mix up

Ten Adelaide leukaemia patients have received less than the intended dose of a chemotherapy drug because of a typo in a treatment protocol.

The erroneous Cytarabine regimen persisted for six months at Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre before being rectified in January, SA Health has confirmed.

The 10 acute myeloid leukaemia patients have been assessed to see whether they need additional treatment, says Professor Peter Bardy, clinical director of cancer services at the Central Adelaide Local Health