Ambu aScope4 single-use bronchoscope
The Ambu aScope4 single-use bronchoscope [Photo courtesy of Ambu]

A study of 14,228 bronchoscopy procedures found sterile, disposable scopes reduced readmission rates by more than half.

The study, authored by Ambu consultant Dr. Hudson Garrett, analyzed procedures at inpatient hospitals as well as outpatient ambulatory facilities.

He found that 3.6 percent of patients treated with a single-use, flexible bronchoscope were readmitted within 30 days, compared to 7.7 percent of patients whose procedures used reusable scopes.

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