More Than 50% Of EU Clinicians Report Recent Medical Device Shortages
Shortages of medical devices ranging from insulin pumps to robotic surgical systems are impacting clinicians across the EU, leaving many healthcare providers without effective alternative products, a report by the Biomedical Alliance in Europe shows.
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