Dotmednews: Single-use device reprocessing

There’s an easy way hospitals can save thousands of dollars a year while reducing their waste output and helping the planet: single-use device reprocessing. Devices labeled for singleuse are disinfected and otherwise made good as new at an offsite facility in an FDA-approved process.  Reprocessed products are used at nearly 70 percent of hospitals in the U.S., including 16 of the country’s 17 Honor Roll hospitals as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The FDA has found no higher risk of adverse events from reprocessed SUDs than from new ones.  . .

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