Quantifying Infection Risk and Cost-Effectiveness in Bronchoscopy

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The total cost per use of a single-use bronchoscope is 12 percent less than for a reusable bronchoscope, according to a new study. Single-use bronchoscopes also help significantly reduce infection risk, further decreasing potential costs per procedure.

Does Microbial Testing Make Financial Sense?

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U.S. multisociety guidelines have no preferred recommendation for testing the adequate reprocessing of endoscopes. Microbial testing is timely and costly but, given the cost associated with transmitting an infection, is the time and money worth it?

7 Ways to Improve Workplace Efficiency in Gastroenterology

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Dr. David Hass from New Haven, Connecticut, offers advice and tips for improving efficiency in a gastroenterology practice. Some tips include creating a positive work environment for staff and leaving 1–2 empty appointments per day to allow time to “catch up” or fit in emergency consults.

How Disposable Products Could Save Your Hospital Money

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While disposable products can come with a higher upfront sticker price, they can actually save your hospital money. Re-usables often require extensive reprocessing, and can be an obstacle to maximizing patient throughput.

3 Trends Urologists Should Watch

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As life slowly begins to return to normal, urologists should expect some changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to remain.

Q&A: Women in Endoscopy During Lockdown and Beyond

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Dr. Shivangi T. Kothari, an advanced endoscopist in Rochester, New York, is a part of Women in Endoscopy, a group dedicated to supporting female endoscopists’ career advancement. That mission has grown in the face of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does GI Telemedicine Serve All Equally?

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The COVID-19 pandemic expanded opportunities for telehealth in GI endoscopy. Explore the benefits for both clinicians and patients and how different demographic factors might play a role in success.