Commentary: The government has mismanaged cases of HIV infected health care workersBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1152 (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1152
- Cris Swinhoe, senior registrar in anaestheticsa
- 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 …