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| HEPAC 2•2000 146 In looking at the reimbursement system for medical devices in Germany, one must be conscious of the market for medical devices in Europe in general. The German market, with 14 billion euros, is by far the largest in Europe (total: 40 billion Euros estimated sales in 1999). The German market is twice as large as that in France, three times… (More)
We report results of a survey of medical equipment purchasing, utilization, and maintenance practices in 12 Chinese tertiary-care hospitals. A dramatic increase in expenditures on medical equipment was found to have occurred after 1979, mainly resulting from purchases of imported equipment. Based on survey results and on personal observations,… (More)
A fundamental reorganisation of the health-care system to introduce a market orientation, more transparency and patient autonomy is proposed as the way to deliver the required high-quality care of the future.
Changes are required to encourage innovation in the industry. Some ways forward are described.
How health care should be reformed to address the current economic pressures and deliver a better future.
Germany is Europe's leading medical device market. Home to a number of large multi-national medical equipment manufacturing companies, the market is highly competitive and considered difficult to penetrate. In recent years, it has experienced constant growth, which despite problems with health-care funding, looks set to continue.
As innovation activity remains high on the industry's agenda, it is calling fora renewed focus on the economics of health care.
This report on the current status of the German market finds the huge potential of the German medical technology industry stifled by the country's reimbursement system.