Reprocessing and reuse of catheters is patient safe and defensible from both an environmental and sustainability perspective, several doctors reply.
In Dagens Samhälle (3/3 2021) , representatives from Swedish Medtech and several others criticize the National Board of Health and Welfare’s investigation into the reuse of medical devices. They claim that patient safety is endangered and use the reuse of catheters in so-called ablation (invasive treatment of, for example, atrial fibrillation) as an example of this being the case.
In summary, we can state that reprocessing and reuse of catheters is patient-safe and highly defensible from both an environmental and sustainability perspective. It is obvious that the interest group Swedish Medtech’s arguments have no scientific and clinical basis at all, and are not compatible with a healthy health economy. . .
For the full article, visit DagensSamhalle.se
English translation courtesy of AMDR.