Estimates of Medical Device Spending in the United States

"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."

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 >>

Thursday, October 25, 2012