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Hospitals need to limit their liability when selling used and surplus medical equipment

Hospitals need to limit their liability when selling used and surplus medical equipment

Hospital Material Dollar Sign Management 14(6): 20-21

A hospital is undergoing extensive renovations, which have produced a large surplus in used medical equipment and furnishings. The hospital wishes to sell or donate these items to other providers of health services, including relief organizations for third-world countries. However, the hospital is concerned that the condition of the equipment might lead to some liability on its part. In this dialogue, Dr. Decker reviews the case law applicable to this type of situation.

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