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London hospital criticised for isolation facilities

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7067.1226a (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1226
  1. MARTYN HALLE, medical journalist
  1. London

    A report into an outbreak of drug resistant tuberculosis at a London hospital earlier this year has criticised isolation facilities.

    Three patients at St Thomas's Hospital were infected by a woman with the disease and two died. An independent inquiry into the outbreak, released last week, says that there was a problem of communication among staff about infection control and a lack of suitable isolation rooms for the care of highly infectious patients. An investigation …

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