Reprocessing single-use devices: an international perspective

Collier, Roger
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, p1244
Academic Journal
The article presents international perspective regarding the reprocessing single-use devices in medical care units across the world. It mentions that though advocates of reprocessing say reprocessing is safe, if done properly, and good for the environment and hospital budgets, concerns about patient safety and liability for adverse events make it a practice non grata in some hospitals. It informs that over a quarter of hospitals in Canada reuse single-use devices, catheters and syringes.


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