Buying used medical equipment is a great way to expand or update a medical facility while keeping costs down. Modern equipment is an essential part of providing the most current and effective medical treatments. Equipment costs are at an all time high and may deter many private practices and small clinics from trying to expand their equipment inventory. Many savvy purchasing agents have realized that even in a strained economic environment, there are methods to procure quality medical devices at a fraction of the price.
Used medical equipment is 30 to 70 percent cheaper than new equipment, and is often of the same or even better quality. Buying used medical equipment is safe and cost effective as long as the purchasing agent is willing to do significant research into the product being purchased and the qualifications of the selling agent. Used medical equipment often comes in three conditions and it is important to understand the difference.