Your story about South Nassau Communities Hospital raises important questions ["Hospital is flooded with calls," News, March 13]. The hospital urged roughly 4,200 patients to be tested for hepatitis B and C and HIV, because some might have received insulin injections from pens possibly used on more than one patient.
How could such a thing have happened? This is such a basic safety imperative, there should be no room for error.
Editor's note: The writers are, respectively, president of Pulse of New York and executive director of New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment, two advocacy groups.