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The Corporate Reputation of the Medical Device Industry — the Patient Perspective - Product Image

The Corporate Reputation of the Medical Device Industry — the Patient Perspective

  • Published: April 2012
  • PatientView


  • 3M Health Care
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Boston Scientific
  • GE Healthcare
  • Medtronic, Inc
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • MORE

Corporate Reputation of the Medical Devices Industry - the Patient Perspective is an April 2012 PatientView Plus report on the findings of an independent study funded and conducted by PatientView during February and March 2012. The report looks at the corporate reputation of the medical device industry as a whole, and at the reputation of 18 individual multinational medical device companies—from the perspective of 300 patient groups drawn from across the world (75% of which are based in Europe). For the purposes of the report, the phrase ‘corporate reputation' is defined as the extent to which medical device companies are meeting the expectations of patients and of patient groups.

The report is based on the results of a mid-February to late-March 2012 online survey of 300 patient groups, drawn from 42 countries across the world.

Key industry-wide findings:

- 52% of the respondent patient groups believe that the multinational medical device industry has a ‘good' or ‘excellent' corporate reputation, making the industry the second most-respected sector in healthcare. By way of contrast, the equivalent figure for the pharmaceutical industry is READ MORE >

Executive Summary



Main findings

Profiles of 18 medical device companies

Patient group comments on individual companies

The 18 multinational medical device companies analysed in the report are:

- 3M Health Care
- Boston Scientific
- Medtronic, Inc
- Roche Diagnostics
- Abbott
- B. Braun Melsungen AG
- Baxter International
- Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
- Coloplast A/S
- Fresenius Medical Care (FMC)
- GE Healthcare
- Johnson & Johnson
- Olympus Medical Systems Business
- Philips Healthcare
- Siemens Healthcare
- Smith & Nephew
- St. Jude Medical, Inc
- Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

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