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Advantages of reusable accessories.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10683220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite scant evidence supporting the use of disposable accessories, these devices have been widely disseminated. Manufacturers and governmental regulators, the most devout proponents of one-time use accessories, have framed the issue in economic terms-parsimonious practitioners reusing disposable accessories at the risk of cross-contamination, mechanical failure and product liability. This simplistic view represents revisionist history and ignores the long tradition of reusing these devices. This article reviews the numerous studies that support the safe and cost effective reuse of disposable and reusable accessories.
H C Wolfsen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1052-5157     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-13     Completed Date:  2000-04-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202792     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Disposable Equipment / economics
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal* / economics
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods
Equipment Reuse* / economics
Equipment Safety
Sensitivity and Specificity
United States

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