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Functional Equivalents

The only safe, evidence-based supply alternatives service covering more than 450,000 medical devices and capital equipment.

Proactively mitigate risk and disruptions, safely.

Whether mitigating a shortage, consolidating vendors, or standardizing products, select the best product substitutes to meet the unique needs of your organization and adhere to stringent performance, quality, and safety standards.

ECRI's unique methodology yields better results.

ECRI's functional equivalence algorithms are based on expertly weighted key performance and other indicators for more than 400 product categories. We assure that you have quick access to a comprehensive list of safe, vetted alternatives.


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Expert support at your fingertips to navigate risk and supply chain disruptions.

Let ECRI's data-driven Functional Equivalents save you valuable time by delivering safe, trusted alternatives that reduce delays in care.

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