Medtech Insight Introduces New 2007 European Surgical Procedure Volumes Database, Detailing over 300 Procedures across 10 Clinical Areas, Including, for the First Time, Trends and Forecasts Through 2009

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2007--Medtech Insight, a division of Windhover Information Inc., announces the availability of a newly updated and expanded database, the EU I.Q. European Healthcare Data "European Surgical Procedure (ESP) Database PlusTF: 2004-2009." Developed and carefully refined over the past 10 years by TforG, a well-respected European consulting firm, ESP Database PlusTF: 2004-2009, exclusively distributed by Medtech Insight, provides the most comprehensive, well-researched, up-to-date and accurate market research information available on the ever-changing European healthcare market. ESP Database PlusTF: 2004-2009 includes the latest surgical volumes for 327 surgical procedures per country for France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K., across 10 surgical specialty areas: Cardio/Peripheral Vascular; Neuro/Spine; Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal; General Surgery; Ophthalmology; Plastic Surgery; Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT); OB/GYN; Thoracic; and Urology.

This unique and valuable database - now in its fifth edition - for the first time includes actual data from 2004, 2005 and 2006, and forecasts for 2007, 2008 and 2009 for each procedure, by country. Significant trends for each procedure and factors affecting surgical volumes in each country are also described, as well as a five-country total for each procedure, and forecasts and confirmed trends for all five countries combined. A wide range of valuable, reliable data by country is provided, from placements of drug-eluting stents to spinal disc operations, standardized to the U.S. ICD-9 system. The database captures both inpatient and outpatient surgeries performed in public, private and university hospitals, with the five countries combined representing approximately 80% of the total European market. The sources and methods used to calculate procedure volumes are also provided by procedure and country.

Medtech Insight's EU I.Q. databases save the medtech industry time, energy and money by integrating disparate data collected from public and private sources, national organizations and primary research, standardizing it using the ICD-9 system, and validating it for comparison by TforG's industry experts in each European country. Together, these methods provide standardized healthcare information that is unparalleled, updated annually and comparable across the European Union.

All of Medtech Insight's EU I.Q. European Healthcare databases are backed by our after-sales service that is second to none in the industry. Medtech sales and product managers are available to personally assist customers following their purchase, and TforG analysts are available in each country to answer any additional questions pertaining to the data. Read more about ESP Database PlusTF: 2004-2009 and the three other valuable European healthcare databases that are currently available at www.medtechinsight.com/euiq/euiq.html.

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