What you need to know about Refurbished Medical Equipment?

  1. “Refurbished” or “reconditioned” equipment usually has received cosmetic or functional repairs of some kind. A cosmetically refurbished item will have no functional problems, but it may have received repairs to improve its visual appeal. Other refurbished items may have received replacement parts prior to resale to restore them to functionality. Lastly, fully refurbished equipment has received repairs that restore it to like-new condition. A complete refurbishment typically includes both cosmetic and functional repairs.
  2. Has the equipment been tested by a qualified technician?
  3. Is the equipment Patient Ready?
  4. Does the equipment come with paperwork documentation or certification?
  5. Does it have a warranty? A quality supplier will offer a warranty with every piece of equipment they sell. The length of the warranty will depend on the type of equipment, but they typically offer a coverage range of three months to one year.
  6. Is financing available? While refurbished medical equipment is significantly more cost effective than new equipment, you may opt for a supplier who offers flexibility with financing options. Ask your supplier if they provide any rental or leasing options for their equipment.
  7. Savings? The purchase of refurbished medical equipment is viable consumer alternative — saving money without compromising on quality.  With the tips in this guide, you now have the requisite knowledge to select the appropriate device from a reputable seller.

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