Concerns about “lookback” exercise for hepatitis C

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.953b (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:953
  1. Nigel Higson
  1. General practitioner Goodwood Court Surgery, Hove BN3 3DX

    EDITOR,--The chief medical officer has kept general practitioners informed about the “lookback” exercise being undertaken to detect recipients of blood products donated by donors found to be positive for hepatitis C virus. Several concerns, however, have not been answered in the documentation distributed. To delegate to general practitioners the task of counselling patients found to have been given blood from donors positive for hepatitis C virus is inappropriate. Individual general practitioners will have only one or two such …

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