Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review reports on 4 Points on Reprocessing Single-Use Devices:

One of the biggest concerns among all professionals in the healthcare industry is the current and future decline in reimbursement rates for medical care. This trend is forcing healthcare providers to be more careful in their purchasing practices, which oftentimes points to the use of reprocessed products. “Medical device manufacturers and other suppliers are increasingly being told that visiting surgeons with products to optimize their own sales isn’t enough,” [Mr. Thording] says. “Device companies must have a way of providing more affordable resources and if they can’t, the hospitals will go somewhere else. There is a slip between manufacturers who understand this and those who are resisting.”