U.S. GAO Reports on Reprocessing

U.S. GAO Reports on Reprocessing

U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Reports on Reprocessing:

In January, 2008 the U.S. Government Accountability Office, issued report: GAO-08-147, Reprocessed Single-Use Medical Devices: FDA Oversight Has Increased, and Available Information Does Not Indicate That Use Presents an Elevated Health Risk (January 2008).   Click here to access AMDR’s press release. Click here to access AMDR’s overview of the report, March 2008.

In 2000, GAO released, “Single Use Medical Devices: Little Available Evidence of Harm from Reuse, but Oversight Warranted.”

(Note: The list of reprocessed devices included in GAO’s 2000 report is outdated. It is not a current list of devices reprocessed in the United States today. For a listing of devices currently being reprocessed, see AMDR Commonly Reprocessed Medical Devices or see FDA’s web-page to search for “Cleared Reprocessed Single-Use Devices,” or search FDA’s device “Listing” database).

GAO Written Testimony, presented by Dr. Janet Heinrich, Associate Director, Health Financing and Public Health Issues, GAO (2000).