In a world of more than 2.2 billion people, the medical equipment shortage is the biggest problem facing the U.S. economy, according to a report released Monday by the National Science Foundation.
The report, titled The Medical Device Supply Chain: 2016-2025, highlights the health and medical devices companies that have a disproportionate share of the market.
It also examines how medical device makers are managing to keep costs down in the face of rising medical inflation and rising demand for care.
The companies that make medical devices include Biopharm, Aetna, Caremark, Eli Lilly and Co., the report said.
The report also shows that there are a total of 3,865 U.N. and international health devices companies in the U to meet the demand of health care workers worldwide.
The U.K. is the largest global exporter of medical devices.
That is due in large part to the country’s high-tech manufacturing and distribution, the report notes.
The U.H.S., the U and the U+ are the leading global suppliers of medical device parts.
A growing number of medical equipment companies are working to make medical products as safe and reliable as possible, and they have taken steps to reduce costs.
The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) has recommended the government and industry spend $5 billion a year to reduce the cost of developing medical devices to prevent adverse events.
The NSTC also says it is recommending an increased funding for research in medical devices and development of new products to help doctors keep patients healthier and avoid serious adverse events that can be costly.