Rest of World Surgical Procedure Volumes 2011 includes procedure numbers from
Millennium Research Group' s 2010 publications. Qualitative commentary and
analysis is also provided. Because the data are taken from multiple reports,
the base year, forecast years, and country coverage for the different
procedures vary; data have been taken from 16 Millennium Research Group
reports. A number of therapeutic areas are covered in this report, including
cardiovascular procedures, dental implant procedures, facial injectable
procedures, and orthopedic procedures.
Rest of World Surgical Procedure Volumes 2011 uses information obtained from a
number of Millennium Research Group' s syndicated reports. As such, this report
uses the same methodology employed in he research of the syndicated reports.
This methodology is explained below.
This report uses a number of methodologies to gather and present data and
analysis. At the outset, a large survey of secondary sources is conducted.
These sources act as the basis for the primary research stage, which builds
and enhances the quantitative and qualitative attributes of the early research.
Secondary sources include
Securities and Exchange Commission filings
Food and Drug Administration and patent filings
National Center for Health Statistics data
Medical device companies:
Annual reports, product brochures, corporate profiles, etc.
Internal databases and reports:
Previous reports on similar/related sources
General Internet searches, medical literature, and newspaper/magazine
Identifying various centers of specialization and articles that might
provide leads for primary research
The secondary research stage builds the foundation for the primary research.
The primary research methodology has four steps:
Step 1: The first step involves an impartial scan of all the
information gathered during the secondary research stage to determine its
utility based on the specific requirements of this report. Each piece of
information is either discarded or marked as high - or low -priority and then
organized appropriately as determined by the structure and sectioning of the
Step 2: At this stage, early assumptions are formed as to the
implications of the information for the various medical device market
segments. These assumptions are then used to determine hypotheses using both
inductive and deductive approaches. On the quantitative front, these
hypotheses result in full historical and projected market data sets (market
sizes unit sales, average selling prices [ASPs], and revenues - as well as
Step 3: At this stage, the research is in position for its most
important primary phase - expert interviews. Throughout the secondary research
phase, industry and medical experts are identified. These experts are then
contacted by telephone and asked to participate in interviews on recent trends
and developments in the industry. Interviews are either conducted at the time
of the initial call or scheduled at the convenience of the expert. Interview
questions are tailored to the expertise of each particular interviewee,
although in most cases, the most important questions are asked of all experts.
The questions are largely based on the assumptions and hypotheses developed in
Step 2, which are then augmented, discarded, or adjusted based on the views
and positions put forth. Attempts are made, whenever possible, to cross -check
the views of various experts against each other and to reach positions of
consensus on issues and market numbers.
Step 4: The final stage of primary research involves individual and
group analysis by Millennium Research Group. All research results are assessed
and cross -checked thoroughly to determine their validity, relevance, and
weight. From this process, qualitative conclusions are reached and data points