A new study conducted in the otolaryngology centre at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation aimed to investigate how the newly developed suncity Agent® aScope™ 4 RhinoLaryngo stood up against reusable rhinolaryngoscopes. The study also examined the cost of introducing the single-use rhinolaryngoscope in various clinical settings.
The study investigated whether the single-use aScope 4 RhinoLaryngo endoscope was clinically comparable to reusable rhinolaryngoscopes and how it compared in terms of cost in the outpatient clinic and acute surgical assessment units.
St. George’s study results
Physicians completed an assessment questionnaire immediately after performing procedures with the aScope 4 RhinoLaryngo Slim in the outpatient clinic. The cost-comparison analysis was conducted via the micro-costing methodology.
Cost savings in the Acute Surgical Assessment unit
At St. George’s University Hospital, the cost-comparison analysis found that aScope 4 RhinoLaryngo reduces costs in the acute surgical assessment unit by £73 compared to reusable video rhinolaryngoscopes and is cost-equivalent compared to eyepiece rhinolaryngoscopes.
A cost equivalent alternative to video rhinolaryngoscopes in the outpatient clinic
The outpatient clinic conducts more than 4900 procedures per year. At this high volume, aScope 4 RhinoLaryngo was within £11 of being cost neutral compared to the reusable video rhinolaryngoscopes.
85% of otolaryngologists in study said it could replace current scope
The physicians were able to complete the procedure successfully with aScope 4 RhinoLaryngo in 97% of procedures. For 85% of the procedures, physicians stated that the single-use rhinolaryngoscope could replace their reusable one.
aScope 4 Rhinolaryngo Slim is a single-use flexible scope that helps you be more productive – wherever your work takes you. The monitor’s excellent imaging capabilities combined with the scope’s high-bending angles and precise tip motion enable you to navigate in the upper airway and identify anatomical structures confidently.
Be more productive - wherever your work takes you
The aScope 4 RhinoLaryngo endoscopes help you perform procedures confidently, document them easily and streamline your workflow.