Economic impact in the U.S. due to medical technologies 2008-2010

This statistic displays the average economic impact in the United States from four medical technologies in the period from 2008 to 2010. The United States GDP gained an average of 106.2 billion U.S. dollars during these years due to these four medical technology areas. The direct economic benefit of medical technology such as devices and diagnostics is simple to measure, however, including indirect costs such as reducing the length of hospital stays is more complex to find.

Economic effect due to selected medical technology areas in the U.S. from 2008 to 2010 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

July 2014


United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2010

Supplementary notes

* Including medical technologies concerning diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal disease, and colorectal cancer.
Sum of treatment expenditures compared to non-users, screening of healthy population, and additional GDP contributions to those receiving treatment and their caregivers.

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