Shortages of critical medical devices during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in device markets. From 2010 to 2019 there were approximately five shortages annually, but that number increased fourfold in the first half of 2020.
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Characteristics of Medical Device Shortages in the US, 2006-20
December 5, 2022
ASPE Issue Brief
Estimated Cost of Developing a Therapeutic Complex Medical Device in the US
October 3, 2022
This document presents the abstract of this paper, as published in JAMA Network Open. The full text of the article is available at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2796179 Related Products:
Mitigating Direct Care Workforce Injuries in Homecare: A Summary of the Evidence
May 12, 2022
Due to the increasing demand for homecare workers and the high rate of occupational injuries among these workers, addressing homecare worker safety is critically important. High injury rates among homecare workers contribute to turnover and absenteeism, and lead to high costs of workers’ compensation insurance for employers.
Medical Device Supply Chains: An Overview and Description of Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 13, 2021
This report provides an introduction to the supply chain for COVID-19 relevant medical devices and related challenges faced in ramping up their production during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Use of Assistive Technology to Reduce Caregiver Burden
April 30, 2017
This is the PDF version of a Reference Paper prepared for the National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers (also called the Research Summit on Dementia Care).
Updated Analyses of Trends in Use of Assistive Devices
January 6, 2013
Report to Congress
Report to Congress: Aging Services Technology Study
May 31, 2012
Accelerating Adoption of Assistive Technology to Reduce Physical Strain among Family Caregivers of the Chronically Disabled Elderly Living at Home
January 11, 2012
Expanding the Use of Generic Drugs
November 30, 2010
ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Expanding the Use of Generic Drugs By: ASPE Staff December 1, 2010
Home Modifications: Use, Cost, and Interactions with Functioning Among Near-elderly and Older Adults
October 9, 2008
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services