Report condemns NHS for infection outbreak in ScotlandBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7261 (Published 26 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7261
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- Bryan Christie
Serious personal and system failures have been blamed for Scotland’s worst outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection, which led to the deaths of 34 people in 2007-8. The report of a five year inquiry into the outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital concluded that the number of confirmed deaths was probably an underestimate. Poor record keeping meant that the …
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