WHO medical devices technical series
by Adriana Velazquez Berumen, Helena Ardura-Garcia, Ricardo Xavier Martinez et al.
World Health Organization, 2017
Health technologies are essential for a functioning health system. Medical devices in particular are crucial in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease, as well as patient rehabilitation. For this publication, the information about medical devices has been processed into a comprehensive database and is displayed in country profiles and maps reflecting the global status quo. In addition, each topic of the survey is introduced by a summary conveying its importance and standing in the health care domain. This publication serves to share the acquired knowledge and resources among the participating Member States, to record and to make visible the current situation, challenges, and problems, and to facilitate decision making on national, regional and global levels.