Article Text


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


    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.

    Statistics from

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.