Air travel and medical equipment is a hot topic these days.
Medical equipment makers say it’s difficult to gauge what’s really needed to meet patients’ needs, and that’s leading to a shortage.
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There’s also a new generation of medical equipment that’s getting cheaper.
For instance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said last week that it’s looking into the costs of medical devices, which can range from $2,500 to $8,000 per unit.
One of the biggest factors driving the need for new medical equipment, according to research from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, is the aging population.
The research found that older Americans have higher rates of chronic disease, heart disease, stroke and chronic respiratory disease, among other things.
Experts say this has led to a growing demand for medical devices.
“As we age, we become more susceptible to diseases that are common in the past, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain cancers,” said Dr. Stephen L. Brown, an infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.
While some medical devices are cheap, others cost thousands of dollars to buy and repair.
Some doctors are also concerned about safety.
A new study from University Hospitals of Pittsburgh found that while there was no increase in patients dying in the United States from heart attacks and stroke, a new study released this week by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggests that patients may be more at risk for heart attack and stroke because they tend to use more sophisticated medical equipment.
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