FDA Calls for Medical Device Oversight
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Source: Healthcare IT News
Chalk one up for patient safety. A new report commissioned by the FDA and authored by the Brookings Institution is calling for the creation of a national surveillance system for medical devices.
The report comes on the heels of patient deaths tied to the use of endoscopes that hospital officials said in a Feb. 19 statement exposed patients to the superbug CRE at UCLA Medical Center.