Sterilization Issues Concern Everyone

September 2000
Surgical Products;Sep2000, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p6
Addresses issues on the practice of reusing single-use medical equipments in the context of the use of an alleged failing sterilizer at a hospital in California. Skepticism over the issuance of a final guidance by the Food and Drug Administration related to the issue; Publication by the hospital of a quality accreditation advertisement; Impact on the health of patients.


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