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Medica technology saves lives, improves patient outcomes and helps lower the overall cost of health care. It is also one of America's strongest and fastest-growing manufacturing sectors, creating and producing medical innovations for use around the world—and providing good-paying jobs across the country.
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Total Joint Replacement is a valuable treatment option for many of the 27 million Americans who suffer from Osteoarthritis.
December 2013

Total Joint Replacement from Osteoarthritis, a disease for which there is no cure. Despite its proven personal and economic benefits, total joint replacement is severely underutilized. Click to download>>

27 Million Americans suffer from Osteoarthritis.
December 2013

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, destructive disease of the major joints for which there is no cure. it is a leading cause of disability in the U.S. Click to download>>

Study Shows Declining Prices For Major Implantable Devices
September 2013

In this study, we examine empirical evidence on reported average price trends for several major categories of implantable medical devices (IMDs) over the period 2007 through 2011.We find that the reported average price for each type of implantable medical device studied declined during this period, both on a nominal and inflation-adjusted basis. Using the medicalcare CPI, we calculate the decline in inflation-adjusted prices to be from 17 to 34 percentdepending on the device category. Click to download>>

"The role of medical technology in health care costs has long been a source of debate. Yet, surprisingly, very little analysis has been conducted on the direct costs to the health system of medical devices themselves."
October 2012

This report estimates the cost of medical devices and the contribution of these products to increases in national health expenditures during the course of a twenty-two year period (1989-2010). Major findings include that medical devices are a relatively small and very slowly growing share of national health expenditures.  Click to download >>

"We are likely to see more and more products empowering patients and leveraging information."
October 2012

An overview of the United States, European and Global medical technology industry with performance metrics and analysis of the context within which the industry operates. Demographic, regulatory, macro-economic and expanding non-traditional markets create a need for innovative approaches to developing better medical technologies going forward. Click to download>>

"It is increasingly clear that medtech now faces a “new normal” with a confluence of new risks—from an uncertain public policy environment to increased regulatory and pricing pressures, a challenging financing climate and a rapidly changing customer base."
September 2011

An overview of the United States, European and Global medical technology industry with performance metrics and analysis of the context within which the industry operates. Demographic, regulatory, macro-economic and expanding non-traditional markets create a need for innovative approaches to developing better medical technologies going forward. Click to download >>

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