New peer reviewed research published by the Portuguese Journal of Public Health confirms “excellent results regarding clinical efficacy and cost reduction” by using “certified reprocessed single use medical devices.”  This research, as noted, confirms the long-standing practice of hospitals contracting with regulated SUD reprocessors and remanufactures in the USA and Germany.  The issue is particularly ripe now as not only must European hospitals address ever increasing costs and medical waste, but Europe is also implementing the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR), article 17 of which addresses SUD reprocessing.  AMDR encourages European Member States to take immediate legislative or regulatory steps to opt in to allowing commercially remanufactured single-use devices compliant with the EU MDR.

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