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December 7, 2009

Medical Devices Come High in Healthcare Hazard List

Cross-contamination from endoscopes and medical devices left unknowingly inside patients after surgery are two of the ten most dangerous technological hazards in healthcare, according to a new survey by the ECRI Institute. Other hazards include CT radiation dosage, device fragments and

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Cross-contamination from endoscopes and medical devices left unknowingly inside patients after surgery are two of the ten most dangerous technological hazards in healthcare, according to a new survey by the ECRI Institute.

Other hazards include CT radiation dosage, device fragments and needlestick injuries.

Problems with computerised equipment and systems and fibre-optic light source burns also feature in the ECRI Institute list.

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