I am looking for a national average repair cost for colonoscope / gastroscope per procedure for an endoscopy unit. I have heard cost anywhere from $8.00 per procedure to $16.00 per procedure. I manage a two room endoscopy unit and using scopes that were purchased in 1999. We have six colonoscopes and 4 gastroscopes that are processed in an automated endoscope reprocessor. I feel the staff works very hard to take care of the scopes and would like to let our physicians know how they are doing in care of the scopes. Last year we did 3,800 procedures and our repair cost including the loaner agreements and all cost associated with shipping and taxes was $10.20 per procedure. Would anyone be willing to share their cost per procedure or let me know if there is a national benchmark range for this.
Thank-you for any help.