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Norway reports 13 medtech-related deaths in 1997:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Norway's electrical inspection agency, the PE, received 13 reports of deaths associated with medical equipment during 1997. Around half of these had a direct link with equipment failure. During the year, the PE received 175 and the Department of Health 199 reports of incidents or near-incidents with medical equipment. Most of these involved defibrillators, electronic pumps, aids for the handicapped and battery chargers. The two agencies say they intend to investigate the deaths in February.

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