Reuse of single-use medical devices in sterile sites: how often does this still occur in Australia?

Clifford F Hughes
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05452.x
Published online: 21 July 2003

Clifford F Hughes

  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Suite 304, 100 Carillon Avenue, Newtown, NSW 2042

Competing interests:

Professor Hughes is a Member of the Australian Council on Safety and Quality in Health Care and was formerly Chairman of the Therapeutic Device Evaluation Committee for the federal government. He regularly consults with the device industry and is medical director of the Australia and New Zealand Heart Valve Registry, an independent but industry-sponsored device-tracking program.


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