A Comparison of the Defect Rate Between Original Equipment Manufacturer and Reprocessed Single-Use Bipolar and Ultrasound Diathermy Devices
December 2015 | By: Terrence J. Loftus
From the December 2015 issue, Journal of Medical Devices
Reprocessing has emerged as an attempt to control the cost of single-use bipolar and ultrasound diathermy devices despite limited data on defect rates. This study compares the defect rates, as reported by surgical teams, between original equipment manufacturer (OEM) single-use bipolar and ultrasound diathermy devices and reprocessed (RP) devices.
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