SPOTLIGHT: To cut costs, more hospitals re-using devices

Increasingly, hospitals are recycling medical devices labeled as single-use, from scissors and scrubs to surgical blades. While this is legal--as long as certain FDA guidelines are followed in sterilizing and re-testing them--many critics still argue that this is a questionable practice at best. To date, however, the GAO has concluded that there's no evidence that such reprocessed devices create elevated health risks. Article

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