Thursday, July 17, 2008

Six Million Gloves a Year

... it's just one reason oil prices are effecting healthcare costs:
While a single glove can amount to pennies, that cost adds up for a hospital. Medline says it's not uncommon for a 200-bed hospital to use 16,000 gloves a day, or about 6 million a year at a cost of $200,000 a year. A hospital that paid $2.70 two years ago for a box of 100 latex gloves might pay $3.50 to $3.80 today.

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