About Reprocessing

AMDR members work with hospitals and healthcare partners to provide reprocessed medical devices that maintain the highest levels of patient care, reduce medical waste, and lower the cost of medical devices up to 50 percent.  Reprocessed devices are as safe as the original product they replace, a finding confirmed by the FDA itself and a 2008 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

These participating hospitals – including most the Honor Roll facilities as listed by U.S. News and World Report – rely on commercial medical device reprocessing to bring economic and environmental savings to their healthcare systems, practitioners and the patients they serve.

Many of the hospitals with which AMDR members work report an average of $1 million dollars in savings per year on device costs. In the U.S., reprocessing can divert an average of 50,000 pounds of medical waste from landfills annually per hospital.