A Call to Go Green in Health Care by Reprocessing Medical Equipment

A Call to Go Green in Health Care by Reprocessing Medical Equipment

The March 2010 issue of Academic Medicine, the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges printed the following Commentary, A Call to Go Green in Health Care by Reprocessing Medical Equipment, by Kwakye (Yale), Pronovost (Johns Hopkins) and Makary (Johns Hopkins).  In conclusion, the authors note:

Health care can contribute to creating a livable planet by reducing the substantial amount of medical waste it produces. Reprocessing is one strategy to accomplish this. The practice has a reliable safety record of excellence identical to that of new equipment, while being friendlier to the environment. Reprocessing offers health care institutions a solution to reduce waste and to reduce costs; as such, it should be explored.

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