Monday, 26 November 2018

Medical device rules need 'drastic change' to protect patients

Medical device rules need 'drastic change' to protect patients Urgent and drastic changes to the rules around medical devices, such as pacemakers, are needed to protect patients, according to the Royal College of Surgeons. It wants a register of every device in every patient set up so doctors know if new innovations are causing harm.

An investigation by 58 media organisations has uncovered patients being given implants that were unsafe. The government said it would look at what changes may be required. Medical devices range from implanted contraceptives to hip replacements to pacemakers in the heart. BBC News - Health

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