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Dutch face up to blood scandal

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.347a (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:347

The Dutch department of health failed to protect patients with haemophilia from the threat of infection with HIV through blood products infected with the virus, says a critical report from the Netherlands's ombudsman. The ombudsman, Marten Oosting, upheld three out of five complaints brought by the Dutch Haemophilia Society. He accused the government of being too passive and ill informed and of not reacting quickly enough to the facts.

Professor Els Borts-Eilers, health …

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