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To report or not to report, that is the question - the phlebotomist’s perspective

A.D. Butkovic, F.H.J. Venter
Curationis | Vol 25, No 2 | a759 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v25i2.759 | © 2002 A.D. Butkovic, F.H.J. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2002 | Published: 27 September 2002

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A.D. Butkovic, Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa
F.H.J. Venter, Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Late and non-reporting of injuries amongst phlebotomists in South Africa is a problem. With the high incidence of the infectious and eventually fatal diseases of HIV, Hepatitis B and C in South Africa, this problem had to be explored in order that all health care workers obtain timeous treatment (medicinally, socially & psychologically) in the future.


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