One practical way hospitals and healthcare facilities can remain operational (and within their budget) is via used or pre-owned medical and diagnostic apparatuses. This is also to prevent the cost of new machines being passed on to patients and keep their expenses to a minimum.
More diversity and flexibility
The use of pre-owned equipment allows the healthcare facility to access a variety of machines, from simple diagnostic tools to advanced surgical equipment. This gives them more flexibility for treating patients, thus increasing their rate of success. Continue reading
The medical device sales market is showing a slower pace of growth than expected. It was said that “The global market for medical devices was estimated to reach $361 billion dollars by year’s end.” The market is now projected to hit $427 billion in 2018.
The analysis was that this could have been due to the wealth of variety in the medical equipment industry, which leads to many competitors. While big companies are naturally getting the bigger slice of the pie, smaller ones are still successful, especially those with innovative products or services.
Even though purchasing used medical equipment might seem odd to the uninitiated, it is, in fact, quite common. The medical field requires the use of specialized equipment, and it is not practical to keep throwing away and buying new set-ups every time. This is not only because of financial reasons, but also because some of the equipment can actually still be used and it would be a waste to dispose of these. In addition, such a choice prevents waste and is an environmentally-friendly move.
When buying used equipment, the condition and the quality should be evaluated. While it has already been used, it doesn’t automatically mean that it has seen extensive utilization; it could have only been used once or a few times, so it is important to find out from the seller the degree of wear and tear to assess the overall condition.
When you’ve acquired a batch of refurbished medical equipment for your practice, such as Stryker’s osteosynthesis devices, great care and research are needed to keep them in top operational condition. This involves cleaning them up and sterilizing them thoroughly. Continue reading