UK MDA (Medical Devices Agency) notes steady rise in adverse incident reports
This article was originally published in Clinica
Reports of adverse incidents with medical devices have increased by an average of 12% annually for the past five years, says the UK Medical Devices Agency (MDA) in its recently-published 1999-2000 business plan. Between 1998 and 1999 a rise of 3% took the number of reported incidents to 6,125. This, however, was a much smaller increase than the 30% seen the previous year.