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Commentary: The government has mismanaged cases of HIV infected health care workers

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1152
  1. Cris Swinhoe, senior registrar in anaestheticsa
  1. a Department of Surgical and Anaesthetic Sciences, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    Pell and colleagues' account of their three cases raises several issues: firstly, the risk to patients; secondly, the management of a case of a health care worker becoming infected; and, thirdly, the duty of a health care worker whose lifestyle puts himself or herself at risk of HIV infection.

    Quantifying the risk to patients of treatment by an infected health care worker …

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