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Single use equipment is used up to 20 times, says report

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7312.532/d (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:532
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Many critical and semicritical single use medical devices are being used up to 20 times in Canadian acute care hospitals, and this compromises the safety of patients, says Medical Devices Canada, which represents manufacturers of medical devices.

    A preliminary report from a study undertaken by the Canadian Hospital Epidemiological Committee and the federal health department (Health Canada), as part of the Canadian nosocomial infection surveillance …

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