The hospital in general and the surgery room in particular is a cost-dense environment. Disposable surgical instruments are the most expensive, but they are necessary in some situations, to prevent cross-contamination, but also to reduce delays and respond promptly to the patient’s urgent needs.
The higher price of disposable surgical instruments is also influenced by the fact that they must not be maintained or repaired. There is no need to assess them for wear and tear after each use, nor to clean, disinfect and sterilize them. Convenience is reflected by the price.
However, if you think reusable instruments are way cheaper, think again. Regardless their type, surgical instruments are a … read more