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Never Event Exposing the Largest Outbreak of Hepatitis C in American Healthcare History

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ISBN-10: 0615394973

ISBN-13: 9780615394978

Edition: N/A

Authors: Evelyn V. McKnight, Travis T. Bennington

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CANCER CLINIC CAUSES WORST HEPATITIS OUTBREAK IN US HISTORYIn the small farming community of Fremont, Nebraska, townspeople eagerly welcomed an acclaimed doctor as the first full-time oncologist at their new cancer treatment center-but the fanfare soon turned into a nightmare.During chemotherapy treatments, 857 patients who were already waging the fights of their lives against cancer, were inexplicably exposed to the deadly, blood-borne hepatitis C virus. At least ninety-nine of them contracted the lethal illness. The horror was unprecedented-this was the largest healthcare-transmitted outbreak of hepatitis C in American history.A Never Event-a term used to describe a preventable medical…    
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: History Examined, LLC
Publication date: 9/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

President, HONOReform/HONOReform Foundation; one of ninety-nine cancer survivors who contracted hepatitis C through substandard medical care in 2002. She helped found Hepatitis Outbreaks' National Organization for Reform ( and co-authored A Never Event: Exposing the Largest Outbreak of Hepatitis C in American Healthcare History.