Financial and Environmental Costs of Reusable and Single-Use Anaesthetic Equipment

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Abstract

(Abstracted from Br J Anaesth, 118(6):862–869, 2017)

Environmental sustainability in anesthesia is gaining importance. Anesthetic equipment for airway management and ventilation can be reusable or single use/disposable, and the comparisons between the environmental effects (carbon dioxide [CO2] emissions, water use, etc) of reusables and single-use equipment are more complex and dependent particularly upon the source of energy (eg, coal, renewables) to manufacture or clean the equipment.

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