Introducing new tests before transfusion : who shall decide ?
College of American Pathologists. Conference. USA, 1993/08/24.
The processes by which decisions are made to ensure the safety of the nations's blood supply are in disarray.
Earlier decisions on the appropriate screening of donated blood, such as the test for the hepatitis B virus, were made on scientific grounds.
Since 1983, because of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, decisions have been made under pressure from the public, the politicians, and the insurance companies.
Ten years after the recognition of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome as a transfusion-transmitted disease, there is no orderly process to maintain both the safety and the availability of a national blood supply.
The introduction of a decision-making system acceptable to all parties remains an urgent necessity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Transfusion, Dépistage, Décision, Aide décision, Garantie contre risque, Sérologie, Historique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Transfusion, Medical screening, Decision, Decision aid, Warranty, Serology, Case history
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Cote : 94-0563855
Code Inist : 002B27D01. Création : 09/06/1995.