Sterilization and disinfection in the physician's office.

  title={Sterilization and disinfection in the physician's office.},
  author={D C Drummond and A G Skidmore},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={145 8},
OBJECTIVE To review the principles and practice of sterilization and disinfection of medical instruments in the office setting. DATA SOURCES Searches of MEDLINE for articles published from 1980 to 1990 on disinfection, sterilization, cross infection, surgical instruments and iatrogenic disease, bibliographies, standard texts and reference material located in a central processing department. STUDY SELECTION We reviewed surveys of decontamination practices in physicians' offices, reviews of… CONTINUE READING

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