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Is This the End of the Medical Disposable?

Executive Summary

Today's hospital supply market was effectively created two decades ago with the introduction of single-use, disposable products. In recent years, hospitals have sought to deal with cost pressures by leveraging the high volumes of disposables they purchase into discounted contracts with suppliers--either on their own or through hospital purchasing groups. Now, a handful of companies hope to capitalize on the continuing cost pressures hospitals face by turning disposables into reusable supplies.

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