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Expert panel to look into blocked anaesthetic tubing incidents

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7357.183 (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:183
  1. Claire McKenna
  1. BMJ

    An expert group will be set up to investigate 13 incidents involving blocked anaesthetic tubing, Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer for England and Wales, has announced. One of the incidents led to the death of a 9 year old boy.

    The 13 incidents occurred between 1988 and 2001 in 11 hospitals in the Essex area. In relation to the number …

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