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"Medical Device Regulation in the European Union"

Horton, Linda R. (1995) "Medical Device Regulation in the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The challenge to a government in establishing a system of controls over medical devices is to protect patients but without unduly impeding innovation or driving up product costs. Medical devices are, essentially, health care products other than pharmaceuticals.* Medical devices comprise a diverse array of products ranging from simple items like bandages and bedpans to complex products like pacemakers and other implants. Accordingly, the level of control needed to protect patients can range from minimal, for low-risk products, to a more protective level, for those high risk products that need testing and third-party review before entering general use.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Public Health Policy (Including Global Activities)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > regulations/regulatory policies
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1995 (4th), May 11-14, 1995
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2008
    Page Range: p. 34
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:48
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7464

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