Journal of Oral Science
Online ISSN : 1880-4926
Print ISSN : 1343-4934
ISSN-L : 1343-4934
Short Communication
The social insurance systems in foreign countries and pricing of medical devices
Katsuhisa IdeMasayuki Hattori
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2020 Volume 62 Issue 3 Pages 348-349


In this aging Japanese society, the demand for ensuring a healthy life and improving the quality of life is on the rise. The government declared “Health Japan 21” and dental health has been identified as one of the most important issues. At the same time, national medical care expenditure is increasing year by year. As such, efficiency in dentistry is required, and the quality, efficacy, and safety of medical devices have been standardized. As one of the steps toward introducing new medical devices and technology, this report contains a collection of data, research, and studies on the social insurance system and pricing of medical devices in foreign countries.

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