- Cost and Quality Problems
- Improving Value
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- State News
Feb. 22, 2019
Medical devices—ranging from tongue depressors to implants to robotic surgery machines—have revolutionized medical care. While the associated healthcare spending is only 4 to 6 percent of total healthcare spending in the U.S, the rate of spending growth is alarming. Like drugs, pricing information for medical devices is opaque. Additionally, a majority of the devices available on the market today have not undergone clinical trials. Advocates have long had safety concerns about devices, calling for reforms to the FDA’s regulatory process.
In this webinar you will learn about the pricing and marketing parallels between drugs and medical devices, as well as the key issues surrounding medical device safety.
Sabah Bhatnagar, Healthcare Value Hub (moderator)
Jeanne Lenzer, author, The Danger Within Us
Diana Zuckerman, National Center for Health Research