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NH Judge Orders Exeter Hospital to Make Patient Records Accessible to Health Officials In Hepatitis

Posted by Mark Abramson on November 01, 2012

A Merrimack County (NH) judge has ordered Exeter Hospital to provide broad access to the hospital records related to this year's hepatitis C outbreak.  A former worker, David Kwiatkowski, has been charged with stealing drugs from the hospital's cardiac catheterization unit and replacing them with tainted syringes later used on patients. Thirty-two patients have been found to have the strain of the liver-destroying virus the worker carries.

This latest ruling should help New Hampshire health officials determine what happened at the hospital that led to the hepatitis C outbreak.

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