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Why Bedside Tracheostomy Costs Considerably Less With Single-Use Bronchoscopes

SUPPLY COSTS

Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, or PDT, is considered a practical, safe and cost-effective alternative to open surgical tracheostomy, and both reusable and single-use bronchoscopes are suitable for the procedure. But single-use devices save money and eliminate contamination concerns.

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