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The Howie Code: what are the real costs?
  1. C H Collins,
  2. J W Howie

    Abstract

    The costs of implementing the Code of Practice for the Prevention of Infection in Clinical Laboratories appear to have been inflated in various ways. These include: alterations and improvements not required by the Code; rehabilitation of neglected buildings to conform with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act; correction of poor design in recently built laboratories; suboptimal management and courses of instruction; and numerous committees.

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