June 29, 2017

Economic benefits of low-temperature vs steam sterilization of endoscopes

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

This Australian study finds it is a good economic decision for large healthcare facilities to invest in low-temperature systems for sterilization of steam-sterilizable endoscopes.

Increased costs associated with low-temperature systems were outweighed by savings from fewer instrument repairs.

Based on their calculations, the researchers estimated a savings of around $738,832 over 10 years using low-temperature systems.

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