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Transforming care

When we challenge the status quo, we advance breakthrough ideas to transform lives. 

Our work in health care is about addressing patients’ critical needs, expanding access to care and helping improve outcomes so people can lead longer, better lives.

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Our priorities

2022 highlights

Our people upheld rigorous quality processes, delivered market-leading solutions around the world and collaborated with early-stage innovators, partners in health equity and practitioners in the field to expand health care access. 

33+ million

patients served

$1.3+ billion

invested in R&D1


effectiveness in corrective and preventive action (CAPA) metrics and 99% on-time approvals

Zero findings

resulting in action following 325+ external audit days


global health care providers accessed our EDUCARE platform for on-demand medical resources

1 Represents GAAP R&D expense per 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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How SCS Therapy helped to transform one life and save another

Chronic pain is defined as continuous and long-term pain lasting for more than 12 weeks. There are 100 million people living with chronic pain in Europe. Here’s the story of one of them: Adam Matulewicz from Dublin, Ireland.

Adam worked as a security officer at a large data center in Dublin, a job that required 25-35 kilometres of walking each day. One day he experienced such extreme leg pain that he was taken to the hospital. Doctors identified damage to the fascia that put pressure on the main nerve in his leg, and was diagnosed with chronic pain. “It was like getting stabbed in the leg,” Adam remembers.

Adam experienced all of that in the time after the incident, during which he underwent surgery, lived on crutches for four years and took up to 26 pills per day to cope with his pain. He could barely leave the bed, nor could he play with his young son. It reached the point that he even considered having his legs amputated. In 2019 Adam decided to get a Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) and immediately felt the effect

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“During the surgery, the doctors woke me up and I remember the moment to this day – in the moment when the doctor pressed the button to switch on the stimulator, I felt instant relief. That was one of the best days of my life.”

– Adam Matulewicz, Ireland

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Explore our progress

Learn more about our work to improve patient outcomes in 2022.

Our awards

Boston Scientific is proud to be recognised for our health care innovations that impact patients' lives.

Fast Company

​​Best Workplaces for Innovators

2020, 2022


World’s Most Admired Companies


JUST Capital and CNBC’s

America’s Most JUST Companies


All data as of December 31, 2022 unless otherwise noted.