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FDA Action Urged On Usability Testing In Elderly, Minority Patients For Self-Management Devices

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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FDA needs to better enforce the inclusion of elderly and minority patients in usability testing for glucose meters and other personal monitoring devices, says a University of Maryland human-factors engineer. Patients in these subgroups are most likely to suffer physical ailments or have gaps in health or technological literacy that challenge their ability to make good use of the products, she said.

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