TITLE

Recalled. Now What?

AUTHOR(S)
Haugh, Richard
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2006, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article talks about the recall of medical devices from the U.S. market. In late 2001, Olympus America Inc. recalled a bronchoscope because of a biopsy port that could lead to contamination, while in June 2005, Guidant Corp. recalled 50,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators because possible short-circuiting could prevent them from firing when needed. While contacting patients is a crucial step, often doctors are faced with making a decision with incomplete information.
ACCESSION #
23567570

 

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