Reprocessing disposables: one strategy to balance cost reduction and quality patient care

Todays Surg Nurse. 1996 Jul-Aug;18(4):23-6.


Procedural costs routinely exceed reimbursement. Environmental concerns are pressuring hospitals to reduce waste. Standards and protocols have changed, removing the barriers to reuse. Reuse of disposables has become a viable option.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cost Control
  • Cost Savings
  • Disposable Equipment* / economics
  • Equipment Reuse* / economics
  • Humans
  • Medical Waste Disposal
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration


  • Medical Waste Disposal