GreenNurture: Misconceptions and Benefits of Reprocessing Medical Devices (10/10/10):

Reprocessing Benefits for Hospitals include:

->Decreases health care spending in the long-term

-> Cost savings (When compared to purchasing new equipment, reprocessing medical devices allows for a 50 percent reduction of medical device costs.)

->Reduces medical waste (In 2008, reprocessing kept more than 4 million pounds (2,150  tons) of medical waste from reaching landfills.)

->Upholds quality of patient care