Healthcare Purchasing News, Reprocessing is Not a Disposable Idea, November 2010 (see page 68):

 . .. The function of a saw blade is to cleanly and accurately cut bone.  Imagine there are two products made with the same materials, made to the same dimensions/specifications and honed to the same sharpness.  They both would appear to adequately perform the function as required.  Now imagine one costing $50 and the other costing $25.  Which would you choose?. . . Reprocessing is safe, the products are high quality, and they save resources.  If you are not using reprocessed items, begin the process today.  If you already do, look to see what else can be included.  Join the ranks of best practice hospitals that are providing high quality care and saving money at the same time by employing a robust reprocessing program.