Speaking of reuse

Cys, Jane
June 2003
Materials Management in Health Care;Jun2003, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p26
Trade Publication
Reports on the results of a survey carried out by the Center for Patient Advocacy on the opinions of doctors, nurses and consumers on the reprocessing of single-use medical devices. Absence of a widespread acceptance of reprocessing; Perceived need for the U.S. government to crack down on reprocessing; Evidence of the safety and effectiveness of reprocessed single-use medical devices.


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