LA Times on Arjo Loeve’s report on ERCP scopes

The Sunday 20 December front page of the LA Times shouted “How a medical device maker kept U.S. hospitals in the dark about deadly infections”. Read the article here:

The original report, written by Arjo Loeve, commissioned by the Erasmus Medical Centre and Olympus Nederland B.V., for the Dutch Health Inspectorate, can be found here:

The article in the LA Times is not the first news item on patients being infected after having had an endscopy with these difficult-to-clean instruments. Although the LA Times article could be a bit more nuanced, we hope that it will be a step towards increased patient safety.

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