Concerns about “lookback” exercise for hepatitis C

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.314c (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:314
  1. Peter Scheuer,
  2. Alison Rogers
  1. Chairman, medical advisory committee Director British Liver Trust, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich IP3 9QG

    EDITOR,—Nigel Higson identifies two issues that we have raised with the deputy medical officer regarding the “lookback” exercise to detect recipients of blood products donated by donors found to be positive for hepatitis C.1 The first issue is the inappropriateness of counselling and advice being given by medical practitioners who do not have up to date knowledge about hepatitis C. Our experience …

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