Check out Julie E. Williamson’s article in the March, 2010 issue of Healthcare Purchasing News: Budget- and eco-savvy hospitals boost reprocessing compliance.  Ms. Williamson writes:

As more hospitals aim to stop the fiscal bleeding from soaring healthcare delivery and supply costs and a lingering recession and, at the same time, demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship, it should come as little surprise that single-use device reprocessing is playing a larger role in their efforts….