The following article appeared in The Jerusalem Post on December 12, 2011:

Published By: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

The Health Ministry has failed for the last 15 years to determine its policy for reusing certain medical equipment, which could save as much as NIS 70 million a year, the State Comptroller’s Report revealed.

The issue has been debated for many years, but it has not been resolved.

Some Israeli hospitals have, been criticized for reusing “disposable” equipment after sterilization, while the state comptroller has now criticized the ministry for not establishing a policy that would lead to more and safer reuses…

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For more information on international reprocessing, be sure to check out the AMDR Summary: International Reprocessing of “Single-Use” Medical Devices.