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Survey urges need for French medtech assessment

This article was originally published in Clinica

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France needs to invest Fr7,000 million ($980 million) in high-tech imaging equipment to ensure that it keeps progress with scientific and medical progress. That is the conclusion of a study by French medical data research group, Sanesco. It estimates that 300 additional MRI systems are needed to bring France up to a level of eight per million inhabitants, which would nevertheless still be lower than the German ratio. Sanesco recognises that the level of investment is a huge sum for the government to find, but adds that there would be direct savings in terms of earlier diagnosis, shorter waiting times and shorter hospital stays.

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