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Durable medical equipment recycling: a pilot program.

Abstract
Our unfunded trauma patients often lack the access to adequate health care services and equipment after hospital discharge. We have developed and implemented a pilot program to provide reclaimed durable medical equipment to medically indigent trauma patients. Our program includes the reuse of items such as front-wheeled walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, crutches, and canes.
AuthorsAaron J Wright
JournalJournal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses (J Trauma Nurs) 2012 Jan-Mar Vol. 19 Issue 1 Pg. E5-6 ISSN: 1078-7496 [Print] United States
PMID22415511 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Topics
  • California
  • Crutches
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Equipment Reuse
  • Humans
  • Pilot Projects
  • Program Evaluation
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Trauma Centers
  • Uncompensated Care
  • Walkers

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