Source: BMJ 2013, 347: f6956 [Online]
Date of publication: 19 December 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Based on data from the National Joint Registry (NJR) of England and Wales, researchers estimate that almost 8% of all implants used in hip replacement surgery have no readily available evidence relating to their safety or effectiveness. They felt that there is still a need for an improved and more rigorous approach to regulation of devices to avoid devices with no available evidence being used.
Length of publication: 11 pages
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Acknowledgement: Medical News Today