Yesterday BMJ Open published ‘Medical-device recalls in the UK and the device-regulation process: retrospective review of safety notices and alerts‘.
This paper sits with features, analysis and commentary in the BMJ and the latest edition of Dispatches, ‘The truth about going under the knife’, on Channel 4 (tonight, 16 May, 8 pm). The full list of BMJ/BMJ Open articles is below.
The BMJ Open article concludes that as recalls of medical devices in the UK are on the increase, the lack of access to transparent data and a registry of highest-risk devices is a major problem, with serious adverse effects for patients and increased healthcare costs the potential consequences.
- Feature: Out of joint
- Feature: Europeans are left to their own devices
- Analysis: Medical device recalls and transparency in the UK
- Editorial: The regulation of medical devices
- Research from BMJ Open: Medical device recalls in the UK and the device regulation process
- Commentary: Evaluating and regulating device therapy
- Commentary: Use of registries to investigate the past and develop the future
- Commentary: International collaboration needed on device clinical standards
- Commentary: Metal on metal hips
- Commentary: The risk of over-regulation