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Hospitals lack proper facilities for tuberculosis patients

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1308
  1. Adam Legge
  1. Bristol

    NHS patients and staff are being put at risk of multidrug resistant tuberculosis by the failure of hospital trusts to comply with Department of Health's guidance on isolation.

    A study to be published next month shows that only 35% of acute hospital trusts in the United Kingdom have negative pressure isolation rooms despite guidance from the Department of Health two years ago which said that anyone with tuberculosis should be cared for in such facilities.

    The study's author, …

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