Economy sparks interest in device reprocessing

May 2010
Same-Day Surgery;May2010, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p58
Academic Journal
The article discusses the cost-saving and environmental benefits of outpatient surgery providers reprocessing their medical devices.


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