. . . The case of reprocessing single-use devices is another example. There is an experience of 20 years in several countries. In Germany, 28 university hospitals already reprocess single-use devices. And there is a curious aspect: the definition of whether they are for single use or not is given by the original manufacturers and not by the regulators. I came to see, I don’t know if it is still like that today, catalogs in which the same product was for single use in one place and not in another. Hospital de São João was a pioneer, there were results – in just one device a savings of 500 thousand euros in five years – and for a year everything has been stopped once again under the guidance of Infarmed. . .
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English translation courtesy of AMDR