Auditing incidents of exposure to blood

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.465 (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:465
  1. Anne Cockcroft,
  2. Jane Zuckerman,
  3. Yvonne Odegbami
  1. Chair North Thames (East) Regional Occupational Health Audit Group Research fellow Regional occupational health audit facilitator Occupational Health Unit, Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine, London NW3 5UL

    EDITOR,—Ruth R White and Elisabeth J Ridgway highlight variations in the management of reported sharps injuries in Mersey Regional Health Authority.1 The management of common conditions, especially when there is believed to be room for variation, is a good topic for audit. The North Thames (East) Regional Occupational Health Audit Group, which has representatives from all the occupational health units in the region, recently audited the management of reported incidents of exposure to blood.

    Of the 17 occupational health units, 15 participated in the audit. …

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