Flexible Bronchoscope Damage and Repair Costs in a Bronchoscopy Teaching Unit

  title={Flexible Bronchoscope Damage and Repair Costs in a Bronchoscopy Teaching Unit},
  author={Ale{\vs} Rozman and {\vS}tefan Duh and Marija Petrinec-Primo{\vz}i{\vc} and Nadja Triller},
  pages={325 - 330}
Background: A significant part of the budget of our bronchoscopy unit represents repair costs for damaged bronchoscopes. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency, type and cause of damage to the bronchoscope as well as the repair costs. Methods: Frequency, type and cause of bronchoscope damage and repair costs of 13 new bronchoscopes that were used between August 1, 2001, and December 31, 2006, were retrospectively studied. Results: We recorded 47 instances of… Expand
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