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Single use disposable equipment is not being used everywhere

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 26 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1307
  1. Sandra Young Min, specialist registrara,
  2. Aamer Aleem, specialist registrar,
  3. Magda Jabbar Al-Obaidi, specialist registrar,
  4. Elizabeth Justice, senior house officer,
  5. Christopher D Fegan, consultant haematologist
  1. Department of Haematology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS

    EDITOR—The Department of Health has announced funding for single use disposable equipment for tonsillectomy operations and lumbar punctures because of the possible risk of transmission of the factor causing new variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease.1 We have audited the use of disposable equipment for diagnostic bone marrow examination.

    We surveyed 17 haematology units in the West Midlands, where …

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