By Mary C. Long

The amount of waste that happens in a hospital setting can be staggering. Recycling items that can be recycled is smart – as is conducting studies to identify which new items could make the cut.

Health Care Communication states, “According to The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reprocessed devices can cost half as much as new devices, which improves the hospital’s bottom line without sacrificing clinical quality.” That study looked at small devices used in orthopedic surgery, but there are options for larger devices as well.

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