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Research and Markets: The Medical Device Market: France 2013


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Medical Device Market: France" report to their offering.

France ranks among the top five largest medical device markets in the world. Consumption of medical equipment and supplies is valued at US$8.8 billion in 2011, equal to US$140 per capita. New measures have recently been taken to control spending on medical devices, similar to those already in force for pharmaceuticals. For this reason, the medical market is only likely to see moderate growth over the next five years.

The first round of presidential elections will take place on 22nd April 2012. The main challenger to the present incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, is the socialist candidate François Hollande. Legislative elections are due to take place in June 2012.

The continuing deficit of the national health insurance funds, which finance the majority of health expenditure, has prompted a series of reform programmes for the health sector aimed at curtailing costs and improving efficiency in the healthcare system.

Despite several high profile investment programmes, France continues to lag behind its European neighbours in some high technology fields, most notably imaging and radiotherapy equipment. A second five-year cancer plan has now been launched which includes plans to further boost the number of MRI scanners used to diagnostic various forms of cancer and to increase the number of cancer specialists including radiotherapy technicians.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Current Market Size

4. Market Projections & Outlook

5. Imports

6. Domestic Manufacturing

7. Multinational Manufacturing

8. Exports

9. Distribution

10. Medical Device Regulations

11. Demographics

12. Healthcare System

13. Health Expenditure

14. Healthcare Infrastructure

15. Healthcare Personnel

16. Directory

17. Methodology & Sources

97. Appendix: Healthcare Statistics

98. Appendix: Distributors

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Sector: Medical Devices

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