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Survey finds 15 percent endoscopy scope improperly cleaned, contaminated

A study of five U.S. hospitals found three out of 20 reusable GI scopes were improperly cleaned, leaving behind bacteria and other potentially disease-causing matter. Some experts say the scopes – which are used to examine the colon during an endoscopy – should be replaced with disposable scopes. See the entire story below:

Survey finds 15 percent endoscopy scope improperly cleaned, contaminated [1]