How Steep is the Learning Curve in Adopting Single-Use Duodenoscopes?

How Steep is the Learning Curve in Adopting Single-Use Duodenoscopes?

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A poster presented at ACG 2022 aims to find the number of ERCP procedures needed for an experienced endoscopist to become proficient with the novel technology.

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