Australian authority criticises sterilising practices

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 24 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:758
  1. C Zinn

    Some doctors, dentists, and other health care professionals are using domestic stoves, microwave ovens, and even electric “crockpots” to sterilise their equipment, according to Australia's standards authority, which has just launched the country's first code of practice on controlling infection. The Standards Australia technical committee said that the substandard methods applied to an estimated 5% of general practitioners. It also found that at …

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