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Medical devices : managing the mismatch : an outcome of the Priority Medical Devices project

Author: World Health Organization.
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Choosing a medical device is complex and requires a transparent process based on reason, evidence and assessment of prioritized public health needs. Poor choices lead to inappropriate use or non-use of medical devices and a waste of resources. This report suggests how an agenda to improve access to appropriate medical devices could be devised from applying the crucial 4 components - Availability, Accessibility,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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World Health Organization.
Medical devices.
Geneva : World Health Organization, 2010
(OCoLC)671487215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: World Health Organization.
ISBN: 9789240685666 9240685669
OCLC Number: 682627247
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 129 pages) : illustrations
Contents: COVER; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; Overview; Introduction; Medical devices; Public health needs; Priority Medical Devices project: methods used; Medical devices: problems and possible solutions; Towards appropriate medical devices:options for future research; References; Glossary; Annex 1; Annex 2; Annex 3.
Responsibility: World Health Organization.

Abstract:

Choosing a medical device is complex and requires a transparent process based on reason, evidence and assessment of prioritized public health needs. Poor choices lead to inappropriate use or non-use of medical devices and a waste of resources. This report suggests how an agenda to improve access to appropriate medical devices could be devised from applying the crucial 4 components - Availability, Accessibility, Appropriateness, and Affordability, to the 15 global high-burden diseases and some cross-cutting issues. The results of this exercise suggest several areas of research necessary to help.
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