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Learn how medical technology innovation brings jobs and health to our economy

America’s medical technology industry leads the world, providing quality jobs and economic strength to families, communities and our economy. In the face of growing international competition, we can preserve and strengthen our success through policies and regulations that value improvement and continued progress through innovation.


Millions of Americans develop drug-resistant infections each year.
November 2015

Antibiotic resistance means that an antibiotic is no longer effective against the bacteria it is intended to treat. In the U.S., the number of deaths each year as a result of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) is estimated at 19,000. Click here to view the fact sheet. 

Medical devices are a relatively small and constant share of national health expenditures.
October 2015

While medical device spending has grown at about the same rate as national health expenditures overall, prices for medical devices have actually grown far more slowly than the Medical Consumer Price Index or even the overall Consumer Price Index. Click here to view the full study

Advanced medical technology helped reduce the duration of hospital stays by 58%
October 2015

Advanced medical devices and diagnostics allow people to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Click here to view the full infographic

Spending for top technology hospitals may be lower than other large hospitals.
October 2015

These findings suggest that many of the leading health systems in the U.S. have been able to adopt the latest medical advances and provide technology-intensive care, while not driving up Medicare spending. Click here to view the full report

In one study, 88% of patients were free of AFib one year after catheter ablation.
September 2015

Millions of Americans suffer from Atrial Fibrillation (also called AFib or AF). It is the most common type of irregular heartbeat and often goes undiagnosed. AFib prevalence estimates vary between 2.7 million and 6.1 million affected Americans. There are many risk factors involved, including age. Learn the facts on AFib and how medtech has helped improve treatment for this disease and provide a healthier outlook for those who have been diagnosed with it. Click here to view the fact sheet. 

Medical technology has helped to evolve wound treatment dramatically over the past 15 years.
June 2015

Over the past 15 years, advances in medical technology have revolutionized the ways in which chronic wounds are treated, providing improved outcomes for patients; decreasing hospitalization times; enhancing quality of life; and improving cost savings for the U.S. health care system. Download the toolkit and accompanying infographic