Medtech equipment in Rheinland-Pfalz fails inspection
This article was originally published in Clinica
Most medical equipment used in maxillary and dental surgery in the German federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz (RP) is not up to the standard required by the medical products law (MPG). This was the conclusion of an investigative study carried out by the RP consumer protection inspectorate, directed by the ministry of health, between August and November last year. Of the 332 pieces of equipment under investigation in 181 practices, only 20% were functioning according to the regulations of the MPG. Problems varied between insufficient documentation to genuinely faulty equipment.
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