Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Medical devices

Analysis of results of the baseline country survey, 2014 update

  • Nomenclature system
    51% of 175 countries use a nomenclature system for medical devices, of which 26% use a nationally developed one
  • Lists of medical devices
    41% of 158 countries do not have national standards or recommended lists of medical devices for different types of healthcare facilities or specific procedures
  • Health technology policy
    35% of 174 countries have a health technology national policy that is part of the National Health Program, while 12% have an independent document
  • Procurement
    43% of 173 countries have a national list of approved medical devices for procurement or reimbursement and 64% carry out the procurement of medical devices at national level


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