According to the CDC, in American hospitals alone, hospital-acquired infections (H.A.I.) account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year (source). A recent study in Emerging Infectious Diseases found that hospital-acquired [...]
Theoretically, even though the tax will have a major negative initial impact on Medical Device companies, it will end up generating more business, due to the increased patient population having access to healthcare, and having procedures which require the use of medical devices. However, that is not likely to happen.