Hospitals Waste Extravagant Amounts of Unused Medical Supplies, Study Finds

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TweetYum In March 2017, ProPublica reported that big hospitals nationwide are wasting millions of dollars a year by discarding perfectly good medical supplies. The type of equipment that gets thrown away ranges from simple items like surgical masks that cost just over a dollar each, to more serious equipment like infant warmers that cost $ […]

US Hospitals Waste Millions in Discarding Unused Supplies

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TweetYumHospitals in the US are wasting millions of dollars as they discard sterile and unused medical supplies, practices that impact the cost of health care, as Marshall Allen reported for ProPublica in March 2017. The organization Partners for World Health has been collecting discarded supplies, filling shipping containers, and sending them to hospitals in desperate […]