February 2008

W-FIVE Investigates the Secretive World of Medicine and the Toronto Doctor Dozens of Women Claim Injured Them

In a shocking investigation, W-FIVE uncovers startling facts about a Toronto gynecologist and the system that prevents the public from learning about their physician’s track record, in a special all-new episode Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Last week’s W-FIVE episode was watched by 902,000 national viewers opposite Hockey Night in Canada. In this week’s instalment, W-FIVE’s Victor Malarek talks to 30 women who claim that Dr. Richard Austin, a Toronto-based gynecologist, injured them during routine surgeries. Austin was warned in 2004 that his complication rate for a routine surgery (laparoscopic hysterectomy) was 10 times greater than is considered acceptable by professional standards. Because of licensing restrictions, Austin no longer performs surgery alone, but he’s still working at Scarborough General Hospital where he assists on surgeries. Frighteningly, none of his patients have any way of looking into the details pertaining to his performance, until now.

W-FIVE has discovered that the Canadian public has almost no way of finding out what their doctor’s complication rate is, or worse, if their doctor is being investigated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons or is being sued for malpractice. Many doctors complain that publicizing their track records will only make good doctors avoid taking on difficult cases. W-FIVE’s Victor Malarek travels to England where the government has forced cardiac surgeons to publish their success rates. Manchester-based heart surgeon Dr. Ben Bridgewater explains that publishing success rates enables the public to make better decisions and the medical profession to maintain its integrity.

With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories in all their shades of grey, W-FIVE continues its 42nd season of investigative journalism. Hosted by CTV National News’ Lloyd Robertson and Sandie Rinaldo, the award-winning series is the most-watched current affairs program in Canada. Malcolm Fox is Executive Producer and Anton Koschany is Senior Producer of W-FIVE, a presentation of CTV News. Robert Hurst is President of CTV News and Current Affairs.

March 1 at 7pm on CTV

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