Materiaalgebruik in de urologische praktijk: kan het duurzamer?

Translated title of the contribution: Use of medical consumables in urology practice: is there a more sustainable way?

Sanne L. Jansen*, Jaap D. Legemate, Annemarie M. Leliveld, Laetitia M.O. de Kort

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    Abstract

    The Dutch Green Deal Healthcare 3.0 presents us with the challenge of reducing raw material usage by 50% by 2030. This study offers a first insight into material usage variations among Dutch urology clinics during various outpatient and clinical interventions. This national survey highlights a wide range in the utilization of single-use items, such as personal protective equipment and draping. Notably, only 60% of respondents use sterile gloves during a diagnostic cystoscopy, and draping is used in less than half the cases. Whilst performing a vasectomy or circumcision, a quarter of surgeons wear a surgical gown in addition to sterile gloves. Finding a balance between safe health care and a minimum of used materials is an important job for health care professionals. Sharing knowledge about best practices remains of paramount importance.

    Translated title of the contributionUse of medical consumables in urology practice: is there a more sustainable way?
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)21-25
    Number of pages5
    JournalTijdschrift voor Urologie
    Volume14
    DOIs
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11-Dec-2023

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