Objective.-To provide a mechanism for addressing the need for consistency and projection in overseas donation of surgical supplies, we conducted a case-by-case inventory of unused materials recovered from all surgical procedures in our facility over a 2.5-month period.
Design.-Unused surgical supplies were recovered in coded bags from individual cases and inventoried.
Setting.-Inpatient operating rooms at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Main Outcome Measure.-The weight and dollar value of recovered materials were tallied for each case type; these were then extrapolated according to the frequency with which each procedure is performed in the United States to provide an estimate of the impact of a nationwide recovery program.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Exploration, Homme, Besoin, Approvisionnement, Récupération matériau, Chirurgie, Hôpital, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Exploration, Human, Need, Supply, Material recovery, Surgery, Hospital, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0493937
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.