Medical Technology Saves and Improves Lives

Medical technology is used at different points along the disease continuum and provides earlier diagnosis, improved surgical methods, and innovations in disease management.

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She saw the potential to improve outcomes for her patients.

Antibiotic resistance means that an antibiotic is no longer effective against the bacteria it is intended to treat. In the U.S., the number of deaths each year as a result of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) is estimated at 19,000.

The medical technology industry is continually advancing and developing new innovations that improve the health and well-being of patients worldwide.

Quality of life is an important concept when considering the value medical technology brings to patients. Broadly speaking, quality of life can be thought of as an individual’s general sense of well-being. A person’s sense of their quality of life can be affected by many factors, including: