Outpatient Surgery Magazine

By Dan O’Connor, Editor-in-Chief

Once viewed as risky and rogue, reusing reprocessed single-use devices is now seen as a great way to spare landfills and OR supply budgets. It’s estimated that more than 9 million single-use devices —from opened and unused items to used arthroscopic shavers and trocars — are reprocessed each year and then repurchased by surgical facilities for around half the cost of new. Nearly two-thirds (64.8%) of the 268 surgical facility leaders Outpatient Surgery Magazine surveyed admit to reprocessing, even though their surgeons and their patients might not always approve…

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