Why buy used or refurbished medical equipment?


Posted on: 23 Apr, 2011 Posted in: Medical Equipment for Sale, No Comments

Not all private practices and small clinics can afford the expense of purchasing new medical supplies and equipment. They will of course be able to purchase some of the medical equipment they need, but they will often have a list of medical devices they want to add. This extra equipment may not be necessary to treat and diagnose patients, but it might make the patient care easier and the diagnosis more accurate.

We say that a doctor “practices” medicine. This is accurate because with each patient and each symptom they must try and decipher the clues to the real problem. Medical equipment and supplies are designed to assist the doctor in figuring out the clues. The more medical products the doctor has at their disposal, then the more accurate they can be.

There are companies that specialize in the sale and maintenance of medical equipment and supplies usually have several facilities they sell to. Some of these facilities will be large hospitals with large budgets for their hospital supplies. Facilities of this sort often upgrade their equipment on a regular basis.

The equipment that was replaced with the upgrade still functions correctly it is just the fact that the facility has a certain budget allotted to the purchase of new medical equipment and supplies. If they do not spend the money allotted to them by their board of directors then the next year budget could show a decrease in the amount of funds allotted. Therefore, when they are nearing the end of their fiscal year they simply spend the excess on equipment upgrades.

The company that does the sales and services takes the pieces that are being upgraded back to their warehouses. Now they have used hospital equipment to store. They do the best thing they can, and they check the equipment out to make certain it is in proper working order. They replace knobs and fix any little flaw. Now the company has refurbished medical equipment in their warehouse. Refurbished equipment will perform as accurately as the equipment does when it is new from the manufacturer.

Now the company can offer used medical equipment for sale to the smaller clinics and private practices. This makes the smaller clinics able to have more of the equipment they want and need. Everybody wins in this scenario. The patient of the smaller clinic benefits the most.

 


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