Cutting medical waste cuts costs

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have tied the reduction of medical waste in the surgical suite to increased bottom lines for providers. According to a study just published in the Archives of Surgery, the volume of medical waste could be reduced by 30 percent simply by correctly classifying it. For example, most of what ends up in bags for pathologic and infectious waste are improperly marked. Such waste costs far more to process than non-pathologic waste. --Read the full story at FierceHealthcare

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