CADTH's two-part health technology assessment report series on reprocessing of Single-Use Devices (SUDs) addresses concerns about possible risks to patients of infection or other complications, legal liability issues, and uncertainties regarding cost-effectiveness. The first report summarizes findings from a Canadian survey of acute-care hospitals on SUD reprocessing practices. The second report examines clinical and cost-effectiveness of reprocessing SUDs, as well as legal, ethical and psychosocial issues.
- Research Highlights
(Key findings for policy makers, administrators, and health care providers,
- Technology Overview Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices in Canada
(Summary of both Technology Reports, 13 pages)
These complete Technology Reports have been extensively peer-reviewed by internal staff, and by external clinical and methodological experts.
Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices: National Survey of Canadian Acute-Care Hospitals
Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices: Clinical, Economic, and Health Services Impact