said by lugnut :
I'd much rather risk the remote possibility of contracting Hantavirus from hospital food than the very real possibility of contracting HIV or Hep C from a dirty endoscope.
The chance of contracting HIV or Hep C from a dirty endoscope is no more "very real" than the aforementioned chance of contracting hanta.
Then there was all that C.Dif and MRSA when I was on the third floor of St. Cats General this past September. Stool inspections every time you take a shit are a wonderful thing.
The very real point here is that it doesn't matter where you go for a medical procedure, be it a hospital or a clinic, if there are issues with the sanitary conditions you could get sick. Or not.